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PEOC EE DINGS 



OP THE 



COMMON COUNCIL 



OF THE 



CITY OF CHICAGO, 



FOR THE 



Mimioipal Year 1869-70, . 



BEING FROM 



December 6th, 1869, to December Isx 1870. 



CHICAGO: ] ^ ] ' 

REPUBLICAN COMPANY, 93 WASHINGT02<f S^lifeET, 

1870. 



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EXPLANATION OF TERMS. 



In the Index, as well as in the proceedings generally, frequent references will b 
made to the Standing Committees of the Council, and the several City Officers, when 
the names or titles of such Committees and Officers are not printed at length. For 
the better understanding of such abreviations as occur, the following explanation is 
given : 

L Committee ou Gas Lights, 

H. &B.... " " Harbor and Bridges 

Jud " "Judiciary. 

W. & P. Gr " " Wharves and Public Grounds. 

K R " " Railroads. 

S. & A. S. D.. " " Streets and Alleys, South Division. 

S. &A. N. D " " " " North 

S. & A. W. D " " " " West 

Wh'fg Priv " Wharfing Privileges. 

P. B.. " " Public Buildings. 

L. Ass " " Local Assessments. 

B. P. W Board of Public Works. 

B. P. C " " Police Commissioners. 

Bd. Educ " Education. 

Bd. Health " " Health. 

Con. in .Concurred in. 

Tabled Temp Tabled Temporarily. 



REFERENCE TO INDEX. 



Page. 

Appointments V 

Assessment Rolls— Gas Service Pipe VI 

Assessment Rolls— Lamp Posts VI 

Assessment Rolls— Openings, Widenings and Extension'^ VII 

Assessment Rolls— Private Drains T VII 

Assessment Rolls — Sidewalks VIII 

Assessment Rolls— Street Improvement IX 

Assessment Rolls— Water Service Pipe XI 

Board of Education, Reports of XII 

B6ard of Health, Reports of XIT 

Board of Police, Reports of XII 

Board of Public Works, Reports of XII 

City Attorney, Reports of XIII 

City Clerk, Reports of XIII 

City Collector, Reports of XIII 

City Comptroller, Reports of XIII 

City Physician, Reports of XIII 

City Treasur3r, Report of XIV 

Committees, Appointment of XIV 

Council XIV 

Counsel to the Corporation, Reports of XV 

Elections XV 

Invitations XVI 

Mayor • XVI 

Motions XVI 

Orders XVII 

Ordinances— New Assessments • XVIII 

Ordinances— Gas Service Pipe XVIII 

Ordinances— General XVIII 

Ordinances— Lamp Posts XX 

Ordinances— Openings, Widenings and Extensions XXII 

Ordinances— Private Drains XXII 

Ordinances— Sidewalks XXIII 

Ordinances— Street Improvements XXVI 

Ordinances — Vacations XXVIII 

Ordinances — Water Service Pipe XXIX 

Official Bonds XXX 

Petitions and Communications XXXI 

Remonstrances XXXVII 

Report of Committee on Bridewell XXXVIII 

Reports of Committee on Finance XXXVIII 

Reports of Committee on Fire and Water XL 

Reports of Committee on Gas Lights XL 

Reports of Committee on Harbor and Bridges XLI 

Reports of Committee on Judiciary XLI 

Reports of Committee on Licenses XLI 

Reports of Committee on Local Assessments XLII 

Reports of Committee on Markets XLII 

Reports of Committee on Police * XLIII 

Reports of Commit! ee on Printing ; XLIII 

Reports of Committee on Public Buildings XLIII 

Reports of Committee on Railroads • XLIII 

Reports of Committee on Schools XLIV 

Reports of Select Committees XLIV 

Reports of Committee on 8. & A. S. D XLV 

Reports of Committee on S. & A. N. D XLV 

Reports of Committee on S. & A. W. D XLVI 

Reports of Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds XLVI 

Report of Boiler Inspector XLVI 

Report of Police Clerk South Division XLVII 

Report of Police Clerk North Division XLVII 

Report of Clerk Recorders Court • XLVII 

Report of Erring Woman's Refuge XLVII 

Reports of Fish Inspector XLVII 

Repori £ of School Agent XLVII 

Report of Sisters of Good Shepherd •• XLVII 

Resisnatims XLVII 

Resolutions XLVII 

Veto Messages 



COMMON COUNCIL 

OF the: 

CITY OF CHIC^aO. 

FOR, TEIIi: M:UI<riCII»AL. YE^R 1869-70. 



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C. T. HOTCHKISS, City Clerk and Clerk of the Council. 



PRESIDENT OF THE COMMON COUNCIL, 

ALDERMAN JOHN COMISKEY. 



STANDINO COMMITTEKS 

COMMON COTJE"CIL 

FOR, THE IVEXJIN-ICIPA-L YE^R ^SGQ-TO. 



Finance — McAvoy, Wilce, Herting. 
Railroads — Cox, Kelioe, G-ill, Walsh, Heenan. 
Harbor and Bridges —Hildreth, Somers, Schmidt. 
Fire and Water — Calkins, Bengley, Sheil. 
Police— W. S. Powell, Dixon, McCauley. 
Schools — Woodard, Devine, McGrath. 
Judiciary — Schintz, Campbell, McAvoy. 
Printing— Batterman, Somers, McCotter. 

Wharves and Public Grounds — Holden, Carney, Whitaker, Wilce, Heenan. 
Licenses — Whitaker, Hickey, Berger. 

Streets and Alleys S. D.— Hahn, Donuellau, Cox, Calkins, Daggy, Tracey. 

Streets and Alleys N. D.— Carney, Herting, Tyler, Schintz, Kehoe. 

Streets and Alleys W. D— Sheil, McGrath, Campbell Woodard, Walsh, Holden, 

Geo. Powell, W. S. Powell, Hickey. 
Markets — Montgomery, Russell, McCotter. 

Wharfing Privileges— Gill, McCauley, Buehler, Berger, Batterman. 
Gas Lights— Geo. Powell, Bengley, Daggy. 
Public Buildings— Buehler, Dixon, Russell. 
Local Assessments — Tyler, Tracey, Hildreth. 
County Relations — Robinson, Schmidt, Montgomery. 
Bridewell — Devine, Hahn, Donnellan. 



INDEX. 



APPOINTMENTS. 

Page. 

Bartels, Louis, Special Constable ^ Confirmed 294 

Bengley, Aid., Committee to Kevise Eules and Order of Business 26 

" " Special Committee on Bridewell 234 

Campbell, Aid., Committee on Amendment of Rules 165 

Calkins, Aid., " " " " " 165 

" " Special Committee on Bridewell 234 

Campbell, Aid., " " " " ...f 234 

Constables, Appointment of by the Mayor 13 

Daggy, Aid., Committee to Revise Rules and Order of Business 26 

Dietch, Jacob, Special Constable Confirmed 26 

Dwyer, Patrick H., Special Constable " 53 

Ellis, E. N., Special Constable 10th Ward Ref. Police 483 

Giles Bros., City Time Keepers 16 

Gill, Aid., Committee to Revise Rules and Order of Business 26 

Grosvenor, Thomas W., Prosecuting Attorney Confirmed 151 

Hale, Charles T., Special Constable 2d Ward " 29 

Hayes, W. B., " " 10th " " 29 

Heenan, Aid., Member of Committee on Railroads 93 

" Committee on W. and P. G 93 

" " Special Committee on Bridewell 234 

Hildreth, Aid., Committee on Amendment of Rules 165 

Holderness, Joseph, Special Constable..., Confirmed 65 

Hollister, J. N., Guardian Reform School " 23 

Holt, John T., Special Constable 14th Ward 26 

Killick, Jas. E., " " " 65 

Koehler, Philip " " 2d Ward " 26 

Laughlin, John " " 9th " .. .* " 29 

Lull, Joel, " " 10th " 26 

Martin, Fred'k " " " 65 

McAvoy, Aid., Committee to Revise Rules and Order of Business 26 

McLane, Charles O., Special Constable " 65 

McMahon, Thomas, " " 18th Ward " 46 

Michelson, Albert, •' " 17th " " 29 

Moody, John A., Deputy City Clerk " 149 

Moynehan A., Special Constable " 53 

Norton, Benjamin S., Police Constable, W. D " 23 

Platke, Nathan M., Special Constable 19th Ward " 29 

Pratt, E.W., " " 65 

Prindiville, Redmond, Commissioner of the B. P. W " 22 

Savage, John, Constable 16th Ward " 46 

Schintz, Aid., Committee to Revise Rules and Order of Business 26 

Skinner, Mark, Guardian Reform School " 23 

Stott, Saville, Special Constable 3d Ward Tabled 29 

" " " " Confirmed 53 

Summerfield, Lucian, Special Constable Judiciary 78 

" " " " Confirmed 119 

Taylor, George, City Comptroller " 22 

Tobleman, A. H., Special Constable Judiciary 78 

" " " " Confirmed 119 

Tuley, M. F Corporation Counsel " 23 

Tunison, John, Police Constable, S. D " 23 

Tyler, Aid., Special Committee on Bridewell 231 

Wadsworth, E. S., Guardian Reform School Confirmed 23 

Wagenfuhr, Ferdinand, Special Constable 8th Ward " 26 

Walsh, Aid., Committee on Railroads 93 

" " Special Committee on Bridewell 2M 

Wells, E. S., Guardian Reform School. Confirmed 23 

Wilce, Aid., Committee on W. and P. G 93 

Woodard, Aid-, Committee to Revise Rules and Order of Business 26 

Worden, Benjamin 8., Special Constable 13th Ward. Confirmed 221 

Yelverton, William, Police Constable, N. D " 23 



INDEX. 



ASSESSMENT ROLLS. 

GAS SERVICE PIPES. 

Aberdeen t;t., Madison to Harrison Confirmed 

Desplainet^ st., Van Bureu to Harrison " 604" 

Harrison Bt. (W.) Canal to Halsled " 604» 

Polk St. (W.) Halsted to Canal " 603^ 

Polk St. (W.) Canal to Ellsworth " 603' 

Twelfth St. (W.) Canal to Halsted " 604^; 

•Union st., Madison to Hubbard " 604' 

Van Buren St. (W.) Halsted to Loomis " 603 

• LAMP POSTS. 

Adams st. (W.) Hoyne to Robey Confirmed 611 

Adams st. (W.) Ashland ave. to Winchester ave " 612 

Ann St., Madison to Washington " 607 

Ashland ave., 22d to Taylor " 621 

Asylum pi., Clark to Franklin " 515 

Belden ave., Hurlbut to Burling " 514 

Bryant st., Vincennes ave. to 800 feet west " 612 

Calumet ave., 20th to 350 feet north of 20th " 611 

Canalport ave., Halsted to Morgan " 609 

Carl St., Wells to La Salle " 621 

Carpenter st., Kinzie to Milwaukee ave " 608 

Carroll St., Ada to Carpenter " 620 

Cedar st., Kush to a point 540 feet east of Rush " 608 

Centre ave., 22d to 500 feet south of 22d " 606 

Chestnut pi.. La Salle to Clark " 607 

Chestnut pL, State to Dearborn " 609 

Clybourn ave., Larrabee to North ave ; " 516 

Colfax St., Douglas pi. to 500 feet north of Douglas pi " 610 

Coolidge St., Ashland ave. to Blue Island ave " 623 

Cornell St., Milwaukee ave. to Eeuben " 609 

De Puyster st., Halsted to Desplaines " 621 

Desplaines St., Harrison to Van Buren ^ 611 

Division st., Larrabee to the bridge " 620 

Division st., N. B. Canal to River " 620 

Douglas pi., Michigan ave. to Stanton ave " 608 

Douglas pi., Lake ave. to I. C. R. R '• 622 

Egan ave., Ellis ave. to 146 feet west of Cottage Grove ave " 604 

Erie st., Pine to St. Clair " 516 

Erie st.. Market to North Branch of the River " 612 

Eugenie St., Wells to La Salle .' " 613 

Foster st., Harrison to Polk " 613 

Fulton St., Reuben to Wood " 604 

Fulton St., Hoyne to Leavitt " 605 

Pulton St., Union to Canal.. " 605 

Fulton St., Sangamon to Halsted " 619 

Grant pi., Hurlbut to Sedgwick " 515 

Green st,. Van Buren to Harrison " 606 

Green st.. Lake to Milwaukee ave " 6u7 

Halsted st., Lake to Indiana .* , " 620 

Hamilton st., Monroe to Jackson 605 

Harrison st., Clark to State " 516 

Harrison st. (W.) Canal to Halsted " 610 

Honore st., Madison to Monroe " 6U5 

Hiibbard st., Jefterson to Halsted " 606 

Hubbard St., Sangamon to Reuben " 622 

Hurlbut St., Linden to North ave " 515 

Huron st., La Salle to Clark " 610 

Huron St., Townsend to Kingsbury " 613 

Illinois St., Rush to St. Clair " 619 

Indiana st. (W.) Reuben to Noble " 60r 

Indiana st., St. Clair to Pine " 606 

Indiana St., Reuben to Lincoln " 608 

Jack^^on st. (W.) Hoyne to Ashland ave " 607 

Kingsbury st., Chicago ave. to Erie " 622 

Larrabee st., Division to Clybourne ave " 608 

Loomis St., Adams to Madison " 621 

Madison St. (W.) Western ave to Rockwell " 608 

Madison st. (W.) Centre ave. to Robey " 611 

Madison st., Wabash ave. to Michigan ave " 622 

Market st. (N.) Chicago ave. to Erie " 515 

Meridian St., Halsted to Desplaines " 620 

Michigan ave., 33d to Douglas pi 610 

Milwaukee ave., Noble to Division " 630 

Mohawk st., Clybourn ave. to North ave : " 623 

Monroe st. (W.) Green to Halsted ; " 621 

Monroe st. (W.) Morgan to Sangamon " 620 

New North Water st., Wells to Dearborn " 622 

North ave.. Clark to Dearborn " 622 

Northern ave., Johnson ave. to Cottage Grove ave , " 606 

Oak St., Rush to Lake Michigan " 514 

Oak ave., Stanton ave. to Vincennes rd ' " 611 

Oak St., Franklin to Larrabee " 622 



INDEX. 



VII 



Page. 

Ohio St., La Salle toKin^sburv Confirmed 516 

■ " 612 



Ontario St., La Salle to "^ells 

Orchard st., from a point 300 feet south of Belden ave. to 400 feet north of said line 

Park ave., Oakley to Western ave 

Panlina st., Madison to Monroe 

Paulina st., Adams to 2:30 feet south 

Paulina st., Lake to Kinzie 

Prairie ave., 30th to 31st 

Quincy st., Market to Clark 

Reuben st. (N.) Fulton to Cornell 

Robey st., Jackson to Van Buren 

Seelev st., Madison to Van Buren 

Sedg^Vick st., Chicago ave. to Wendell 

South Park ave., 22d to 24th 

South Park ave., 31st to Douglas pi 

Southwestern ave., Randolph to Madison 

South Water st., Clark to River 

Superior St., Rush to St. Clair 

Superior st., Kingsbury to Sedgwick 

Taylor st. (W.) Halsted to Centre ave 

Taylor st.. State to Wells 

Third ave., Taylor to 12th 

Third ave., 12th to 14th 

Thirtieth st. Wabash ave. to Michigan ave 

Tyler St., Throop to Centre 

Throop St., Harrison to Tyler 

Twelfth St. (W.) Throop to Ashland ave ■ 

Twentieth St., Prairie ave. to Calumet ave 

Twenty-First St., Prairie ave. to Michigan ave , 

Twentj^-First St., Prairie ave. to Calumet ave 

Twenty-Second st. (W.) Centre ave. to Ashland avu 

Twenty-Third St., Prairie ave. to Calumet ave 

Twenty-Fifth st., Calumet ave. to Prairie ave 

Twenty-Fifth st., South Park ave, to 300 feet east 

Union st., Mitchell to 12th 

Van Buren st. CW.) Hoyne to Ashland ave 

VaH Buren st., "Clark to State 

Vernon ave., Douglas pi. to 600 feet south 

Walnirt St., Robey to Hoyne 

Warren St.. Southwestern ave. to Ashland ave 

Washington st. (W.) Leavitt to Western ave 

Wisconsin st., Sedgwick to Franklin 



609 

605 

606 

610 

612 

612 

619 

613 

607 

608 

621 

514 

619 

621 

516 

605 

609 

610 

622 

620 

516 

612 

609 

608' 

609 

606 

610 

514 

604 

611 

606 

613 

613 

611 

515 

605 

607 

620 

610 

515 



OPENING, WIDENING, AND EXTENSIONS. 

Adams st. (W.) through to Western ave Confirmed 629 

Alley, opening N. and S. from Grant to Schiller, bt. Clark and La Salle S. & A. JNT. D. 20 



Alley, 
Alley, 
Alley, 
Alley, 
Alley, 
Alley, 



through B. 29, Johnston, Roberts & Storrs' Addition Local Assessments 20 

B. 16, Johnston, Roberts & Storrs' Addition Confirmed 20 

58 



from Grant to Schiller, bt. Clark and La Salle. 
West pt. B. 29, Johnston. Roberts & Storrs' Addition. 

South pt. B. 45, C. T. S. Div., sec. 7 " 324 

E. and W. through B. 27, Carpenter's Addition " 324 

Alley,' widening, E. and W. through B. 117, School Section Addition " 428 

Burnside st., opening to 14th " 414 

Campbell ave., opening from Madison to 12th " 429 

Goethe st., opening, Clark to State " 626 

Jackson St., opening, Leavitt to Hoyne " 629 

Kossuth St., opening and extending from E. line of Murray's Addition to Sanger st " 428 

McGlashen st., opening into Archer ave " 429 

Milwaukee ave., opening to Lake " 630 

Mitchell St., opening, Halsted to Waller " 628 

Morgan st. (N.) opening through B. 12, Ridgeley's Addition B. P. W. 42^ 

3ak St. (W.) opening, Larrabee to Crosby Local Assessments 4M- 

3ak St. (W.) opening, Larrabee to Crosby Confirmed. '*29. 

State St., widening, Madison to Jackson Local Assessment^sl 4M 

5tate St., widening, Madison to Jackson Reconsideseoli 423^ 

5tate St., widening, Madison to Jackson Confirmed 423; 

itate St., widening, Jackson to 22d 434, 

5eeley St., widening, Van Buren to Tyler 627 

Thirty-second st., widening. Forest to Indiana ave 63li 

7'ernon ave., opening, Wapanseh ave. to Egan ave Local Assessments 371i 

/"ernon ave., opening, Wapanseh ave. to Egan ave .Confirmed 4144 

Ventworth ave., widening, 26th to 27th 2ft, 

PRIVATE DRAINS. 

berdeen st., Madison to Harrison > .... ConfimtecC 56* 



rcher ave., Ogden Slip to Halsted. 

anal st., 16th to 18th 

analport ave., Canal to Halsted 

arl St., Wells to La Salle 

hicago ave., Clark to Chicago River.. . 
lybourn ave.. Division to North ave. . . 

'earborn st., Monroe to Jackson 

esplaines st., Van Buren to Harrison, 
ivision st. (W.) Halsted to Larrabee. . 
ivision st., Clark to Clyboume ave 



595. 
563: 
563; 
597 
564 
563- 
594- 
596, 
595, 
59^ 



VIII 



INDEX. 



Page. 

Erie st., Pine to Chicago River Confirmed 564 

Fourteenth St., Clark to State " 596 

(Jriswold St., Jackson to Van Buren " 564 

Ilalsted St., Lake to Indiana " 595 

Harrison st. (W.) Canal to Halsted " 594 

Huron St., Wells to Townsend.. 590 

Huron St., Clark to Wells " 597 

niinois St., Wells to State " 563 

Indiana st., Clark to St. Clair " 565 

Indiana St., Clark to Indiana street bridge " 596 

Kinzie St., Clark to Rush " 594 

Larrabee st., Clybourne ave to North ave " 594 

Madison st. (W.) Halsted to Centre ave " 595 

Madison st. (W.) Centre ave. to Robey " 595 

Madison st. (W.) Robey to Western ave " 597 

Market st. (N.) Kinzie to Chicago ave " £64 

Michigan st., Cass to N. Water " 594 

Michigan ave., S. Water to Rush street bridge " 596 

Nortirave., La Salle to Chicago River " 597 

, Ohio St., Clark to Kingsbury " 564 

Park ave., Ashland ave. to Leavitt " 596 

Quincy St., Clark to State " 564 

Sangamon St., Fulton to Milwaukee ave 563 

Sedgwick St., Division to North ave " 594 

Sherman st., Jackson to Van Buren " 563 

Sherman st., Harrison to Polk " L64 

South Water st., Michigan ave. to Central ave " 596 

South Park ave., 29th to Douglas pi " 594 

South Park ave., 22d to 29th " 595 

Twenty-first st., Michigan ave to Calumet ave " 595 

Twenty-first st.. State to Michigan ave " 595 

Twelfth St. (W.) Halsted to Beach " 596 

Union st., Madison to Milwaukee ave " 563 

Van Buren st. (W.) Halsted to Loomis " 597 

Wells St. (N.) Kinzie to the River " 597 

SIDEWALKS. 

Ada St., Fourth to Indiana ave Confirmed 599 

Adams st., Leavitt to Western ave " 598 

Adams st., Loomis to Honore " 599 

Alexander st., Wentworth ave. to Stewart ave " 512 

Archer ave.. State to Canal or Slip " 512 

Archer ave.. Beers to Western ave " 566 

Archer ave.. Lime to Quarry " 567 

Archer ave.. River to Jones " 568 

Armitage rd.. Wood to Elston rd " 600 

Arnold st., 31st to 33d " 427 

Arnold st., 23d to 24th " 514 

Arnold st., 27th to 31st " 553 

Ashland ave., Blackhawk to North ave ^ " 513 

Auburn St., Attica to Douglas pi " 566 

Baldwin st., Kinzie to Hubbard " 600 

Benson St., 31 st to Lancaster ave " 427 

Bissell St., side, Dayton to Willow " 427 

Blair st., Canalport ave. to south terminus Blair " 514 

Burnside st., 34th to Douglas pi " 552 

Burnside St., 37th to Egan ave " 565 

Butterfield St., 37th to Egan ave " 566 

Campbell ave., Harrison to Jackson " 599 

Carroll St., Halsted to Reuben " mi 

Cayuga St., Halsted to Laurel " 513 

Center st., Racine ave. to Halsted " 602 

Chicago ave., Paulina to Wood " 565 

Chicago ave., Robey to Western ave *' 598 

•Clark St. (N.) Sophia to Asylum pi " 513 

'Clybourne ave.. North ave. to Racine ave " 4t6 

-Clybourne ave.. Division to North ave " 427 

Clybourne ave.. North ave. to Sheffield ave " 514 

Commercial St., North ave. to Wabansia ave " 567 

Cook St., Paulina to Reuben " 567 

■Cottage pi., 31st to Cottage Grove Subdivision " 567 

• Crippen st., Indiana ave. to State " 427 

• Crosby St., Larrabee to Division " 568 

Dayton st., Centre to Clay " 601 

Dickson st., North ave. to Blanche 599 

.Division St., Sedgwick to Clybourne ave " 426 

Dix St., Chicago ave. to Front " 566 

Douglas pi., Halsted to Laurel " 601 

iEgan ave.. Lake ave. to Cottage Grove ave " 511 

Elgin St.. Stewart ave. to terminus " 553 

Erie St. (,W.) Halsted to Paulina " 600 

Kvie St. (W.) Wood to Hoyne " dOi 

F St., Halsted to Laurel " 565 

Ferdinand St., Lincoln to Leavitt " 600 

Forrest ave.. 31st to Douglas pi " 598 

Fourth St., Lincoln to Robey " 426 

Fox St., Springer to 31st " 600 



Page. 

Fulton St., Lincoln to Wood f. Conflrmed 425 

Garibaldi st., 26tli to 29tli , " 426 

Grove st., Archer ave. to 18th " 553 

Halsted St., Archer ave. to Emu ave " 427 

Harbine St., Lincoln to Campbell ave " 513 

Harrison st. (W.) Campbell ave. to Western ave " 425 

Harrison st. (W.) Leavitt to Western ave " 428 

Hart St., Kinzie to Hubbard ' " 599 

Hickory st., Deering to Chicago River " 598 

Ho}Tie St., Harrison to Lexington " 599 

Hovne st., North ave. to LeMoyne " 601 

Jackson st. (W.) Western ave. to Rockwell " 513 

Lake st. (W.) C, C. & I. C. R. R., to California " 566 

Laflin St., Harrison to Taylor *. " 428 

Lincoln St., Van Buren to Jackson " 565 

Lowe St., Esplanade to Douglas pi " 567 

Lvman st., Deering to Lock " 426 

McGrath St., Hoyne to western terminus of McGrath " 425 

Main st., 31st to Wrong " 601 

Mary st.. Archer ave. to Hickory " 600 

Margaret St., Catherine to Mitchell " 566 

Mohawk St., Centre to Wisconsin " 514 

Monroe st. (W.) Leavitt to Western ave " 600 

Monroe St. (W.) Western ave. to western terminus " 602 

Moonaway pi., Wapanseh ave. to Douglas pi " 427 

Noble St., Division to Bradley " 598 

Noble St., Fourth to Cornelia ; " 599 

North ave., from the River to Ridge ville rd " 425 

North ave., Milwaukee ave. to California " 600 

Onondaga st.. Laurel to Halsted " 566 

Osborn st., Indiana to Fourth " 425 

Racine ave., Clybourne pi. to Centre " 426 

Rawson st., McHenry to Elston rd " 603 

Ray St., Prairie ave. to South Park ave " 425 

Rice St., Wood to Lincoln " 567 

Ridgeville rd., Milwaukee ave. to Bloomingdale rd " 428 

Sampson st„ Ashland ave. to Wood " 601 

Second St., Wood to Hoyne " 601 

Sixteenth st. (W.) Centre to Blue Island ave " 553 

Sophia St., Orchard to Fremont " 602 

Sophia St., Larrabee to Halsted "• 603 

Southwestern ave., Madison to Robey " 598 

Stanton st., Madison to Lake " 425 

Stewart ave.. Archer ave. to Grove " 566 

Street through Block 25, McPherson and Allerton's addition " 4.26 

Thirtieth St., Clark to Wentworth ave " 428 

Thirtieth st., Butterfleld to Wentworth ave " 553 

Thirty-first st.. Cottage Grove ave. to I. C. R. R •. " 565 

Thirty-second st., Cottage Grove ave. to Prairie ave 599 

Twentieth st.. State to Grove " 601 

Twenty-first St., Stewart ave. to State " 602 

Twenty-first st., Stewart ave. to Purple " 553 

Twenty-third st.. State to Kankakee ave " 565 

Twenty-third St., Wentworth ave. to Buddan " 552 

Twenty-second st. (W.) Centre ave. to Reuben " 598 

Twenty-fifth st., Stewart ave. to Wentworth ave " 603 

Twenty-ninth st., Michigan ave. to State " 427 

Van Buren st., (W.) Western ave. to Rockwell " 552 

Vernon ave., Douglas pi. to Wapanseh ave " 513 

Wabash ave., 32d to 33d " 553 

Warren ave., Stanton to California " 608 

Washington st. (W.) Stanton to California 602 

Wapanseh ave., Stewart ave. to Halsted 425 

Wentworth ave., 31st to 33d §13 

Western ave., Madison to Harrison 512 

Wilcox St., Western ave. to California , " 552 

Wood St., 22d to Harbine 567 

Wood St., Iowa to Chicago ave §67 



STKEET IMPROVEMENTS. 

Adams st. (W.) curbing, filling and paving, Ashland ave. to Robey Conflfrmed 547 

Alley, curbing and planking through B. 5, fractional sec. 15, Addition " 

Alley, curbing, filling and plankin^E. & W. through B. 8, Wolcott's Addition " 512 

Alley, grading and planking, E. & W. through B. 16, Kinzie's Addition : " 512 

Alley, " " " E. & W., B. 24, Kinzie's Addition " 512 

Alley, " " " B. 22, Kinzie's Addition " 512 

Alley, filling and planking, E. & W., B. 50, School Section Addition " 533 

Alley, '■' " " bet. Blue Island ave. and Morgan, and Polk and Hope " 548 

Alley, " " " bet. 3d ave. and State, Van Buren to B. 138, S. S. Addition " 548 

Alley, " " " bet. 3d ave. and State, Harrison to B. 137, S. S. Addition 548 

Alley, " " " B. 16, Herrington's Addition »' 545 

Alley, " " " B. 5, Seaman's Sub., Ass. Div., N. W. fractional 14, sec. 22 548 

Alley, curbing, filling and planking, B. 95, School Section Addition 549 

Alley, " " " " 16th to 18th St., bet. Wabash and Michigan aves " 550 

Alley, filling and planking, N. }4 B. 44, sec. 7 Local Assessments 559 

Alley, " " " B, 28, School Section Addition Confirmed 560 



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INDEX. 



Page. 

Alley, curbing, filling and planking, Bks. 135 and 136, School Section Addition Confirmed 561 

Alley, " " " paving, E. & W. B. 117, School Section Addition " 615 

Alley, ' " " grading and planking, B. 41, O. T. of Chicago " 624 

Alley, " " and planking, B. 25, School Section Addition " 628 

Archer ave., curbing, filling, grading and paving, State to Canal or slip " 626 

Belden ave., grading and macadamizing Clark to Halsted " 616 

Canalport ave., curbing, filling and paving, Halsted to Morgan " 625 

Central ave,, paving, S. Water to 45H ft. south thereof " 533 

Centre ave., filling, Mitchell to Lumber " 628 

Charles st., curbing and filling, Wells to B>anklin S. & A. S. D. 559 

Chicago ave., curbing, filling and i)aving, Milwaukee ave. to Lot 7, B. 99, Elston's Add Confirmed 550 

Chicago ave., macadamizing, Clark to the River : " 627 

Clybourne ave., grading and cindering, Clybourne pi. to Fullerton ave " 475 

Dearborn st. (N.) curbing, grading and paving, Division to North ave " 629 

Depuyster st., curbing, filling, grading and paving, Desplaines to Halsted " 559 

Division st., curbins^j, filling and cindering. North Branch Canal to North Branch of Chicago 

River ^ " 498 

Division St., curbing, filling and paving, Clybourne ave. to Halsted Confirmed 549 

Douglas pi., curbing, grading and paving, S. Park ave. to I. C. R. R " * 625 

Egan ave., grading and graveling. State St. to Lake ave " 630 

Elston ave., cindering, Clybourne pi. to Fullerton ave " 614 

Fourth ave., ©urbing and filling, Jackson to Taylor " 614 

Fourth ave., curbing and filling, Taylor to 12th " 629 

Fourteenth St., curbing, filling and paving. State to Clark " 616 

Franklin st., curbing and filling, Adams to Van Buren " 615 

Fulton St., curbing, filling, grading and paving, Clinton to Sangamon " 498 

Green st., curbing, filling and paving, Madison to Fulton " 561 

Green st., curbing, grading and paving,. Harrison to Madison " 625 

Halsted st., curbing, filling and paving, Milwaukee ave. to the River " 623 

Halsted st., curbing, filling and paving, C, B. & C^. crossing to Archer ave " 629 

Harrison St., (W.) curbing grading and paving, Halsted to Center ave " 615 

Hawthorne ave., grading, Larrabee to Halsted " 561 

Hu.ron st., curbing and filling. Wells to Clark " 561 

Huron st., curbing and filling, Townsend to Kingsbury " 613 

Illinois St., curbing, filling, grading and paving. Rush to St. Clair " 624 

Illinois St., curbing, filling and paving. Wells to State " 628 

Indiana st., (W.) curbing, filling and paving, Desplaines to Rucker " 82 

Indiana st., (W.) curbing, filling, grading and paving, Rucker to Noble " 83 

Indiana st., curbing, filling and paving, Clark to E. line Ass. Div. Sec. 9 " 414 

Indiana at., (W.) curbing, filling and paving, Desplaines to Rucker " 549 

Indiana st., curbing, filling, grading and paving, St. Clair to Clark " 627 

Jackson st., (W.) paving. Canal to Halsted " 550 

Jackson st., curbing and filling. State to Market " 627 

Jackson st., (W.) curbing and filling. Canal to Halsted " 628 

Kingsbury st., curbing and filling, Chicago ave. to Erie st — " 617 

Lake st., (W.) curbing, grading and paving, Reuben to Western ave " 626 

Larrabee st., curbing, filling and paving, Clybourne ave. to North ave " 560 

Larrabee st., curbing, filling and paving, Chicago ave. to Clybourne ave " 560 

La Salle st., (N.) curbing, filling, grading and paving. Division to Clark " 498 

Loomis St., curbing, grading and paving, Madison to Van Buren " 548 

Lydia St., curbing and filling, Desplaines to Halsted " 615 

Madison st., (W.) curbing, filling, grading and paving, Robey to Western ave " 60 

Madison st,, curbing, grading and paving, State to Michigan ave " 625 

Madison st., (W.) curbing, filling, grading and paving. Center to Robey " 628 

Market St., curbing and paving, Lake to Randolph " 560 

Market St., (N.) curbing, filling and paving, Chicago ave. to Division " 614 

Meridian St., curbing and filling, Desplaines to Halsted " 616 

Milwaukee ave., curbing, filling and paving, Elston ave. to S. E. % Sec. 5 " 630 

Michigan ave., re-setting curb stones, S. Water to River " 475 

Michigan st., curbing, filling and paving, Cass to St. Clair " 549 

Michigan ave., grading and graveling, 29th to Egan ave ^' 560 

Monroe st., (W.) paving. Canal to Halsted " 548 

Monroe St., (W.) curbing, filling, grading and paving, Halsted to Aberdeen *' 615 

Monroe st., grading and paving. State to Clark " 629 

North ave., curbing, filling and paving. Wells to Dearborn " 625 

North ave,, curbing, filling and paving. Wells to the River " 626 

Ontario st., curbing and filling, Clark to Kingsbury " 614 

Ontario st., curbing, filling and paving, Clark to Dearborn " 616 

Pearson st., curbin^g, grading and paving, Rush to S. Lot 7, Lot 10,-Brk 20, C. T. Subn. Sec. 8. " 625 

Pine St., curbing, filling and paving, Chicago aA'e. to Whiting " 624 

Prairie ave., curbing, grading and paving, Cottage Grove ave. to 30th " 475 

Quincy st., curbing, filling and paving, Clark to^Market " 626 

Randolph st., (W) curbing, filling, grading and paving, Halsted to Union Park " 616 

Sedgwick st., curbing, filling and paving, Chicago ave. to Division " 624 

Sedgwick st., curbing, filling and paving. Division to North ave " 625 

Sheldon st., curbing, grading and paving, Madison to Randolph " 561 

Sixteenth St., re-setting curb stones and paving. State to Michigan ave " 615 

South Water St., paving, Michigan ave. to Central ave " 476 

South Park ave., curbing, grading and paving, 29th to Douglas pi ■ " 511 

South Western ave., grading, W. 12th to City limits " 560 

Superior st., curbing and filling, Clark to Kingsbury " 613 

Superior st., curbing, filling and paving, Pine to St. Clair " 561 

Tavlor st., curbing, filling and paving, Clark to Wells " 498 

Third ave., curbing and filling, Taylor to 12th " 614 

Third ave., curbing and filling, Jackson to Taylor " 614 

Townsend St., curbing and filling. White to Oak " 615 

Twentieth St., curbing, filling, grading and graveling. State to I. C. R. R " 511 

Twenty-first St.. curbing, filling, grading and paving, Wabash ave. to Calumet ave " 511 



INDEX. XI 

Page. 

Twenty-second St., curbing, filling and paving, State to 200 ft. E. of Grove Conflrmed 38 

Twenty-third 6t., curbing, filling, gradins: and paving, State to S. Park ave " 623 

Twenty-fourth St., curbing and paving, Wabash ave. to Calumet ave " 549 

Twenty-sixth st., curbing, filling and paving, Wabash ave. to Michigan ave.. .• " 498 

Twenty-eighth st., curbing and paving, Michigan ave. to Wabash ave " 428 

Twenty-eighth st., curbing and paving. State to Wabash ave " . 624 

Twelfth St., (W.) curbing, filling and paving, Halsted to Centre , " 623 

Twelfth St., (W.) macadamizing, Reuben to Southwestern ave .' " 626 

Vincennes ave., gi-ading, Douglas pi. to Egan ave " 630 

Washington st.,'(W.) grading and paving, Reuben to Leavitt S. & A. S. D. 20 

Washington st., (W.) paving, Reuben to Leavitt B. P. W. 485 

Washington st., paving State to Franklin Concurred in 627 

Washington st.,XW.) curbing, filling, grading andi)aving, Ashland ave. to Leavitt Confirmed 616 

Water st., (N.) planking. Rush to Water lot 3, Kinzie's Add'H^to Chicago " 549 

Warren ave., curbing, filling and paving, Ashland ave. to Leavitt " 614 

Western ave., grading, Steele to 111. and Mich. Canal . . " 623 



WATER SERVICE PIPES. 

Aberdeen st., Madison to Harrison Confirmed 562 

Adams st.. Market to Michigan ave " 533 

Adams St., (W.) Ashland ave. to Robey " 592 

Blue Island ave., Harrison to 12th " 533 

Bryan pi. , Randolph to Lake " 587 

Calumet ave., Cottage Grove ave. to 29th " 588 

Canal st., 16th to 18th " 551 

Canalport ave.. Canal to Halsted " 552 

Canalport ave., Halsted to 22d " 588 

Canalport ave.. Canal to Halsted " 603 

Carl St., Wells to La Salle " 590 

Center ave., Madison to Van Buren " 562 

Center ave.. Van Buren to Harrison " 593 

Chicago ave., Milwaukee to Bl'k 99, Elston's Add'n " 561 

Depu^yster St., Desplaines to Halsted " 592 

Division St., Larrabee to Halsted " 588 

Division St., Clybourne ave. to Larrabee " 593 

Douglas pi.. South Park ave. to 111. C. R. R " 587 

Erie St., Chicago ave. to Pine " 562 

Fourth ave., Jackson to Taylor " 588 

Fourth ave., Taylor to Twelfth " 5^8 

Fourteenth st., State to Clark " 590 

Franklin st., Adams to Van Buren " 591 

Fulton St., Clinton to Sangamon " 592 

Green St., Harrison to Madison " 592 

Green st , Madison to Fulton "• 592 

Griswold St., Jackson to Van Buren " i:62 

Harrison st. (W.) Halsted to Centre " 590 

Hubbard st., Jefi'erson to Rucker " 591 

Huron st., Clark to Townsend " 591 

Huron st., Kingsbury to Townsend 593 

Illinois St., Wells to State " 532 

Illinois St., Wells to Kingsbury " 562 

Indiana St., Clark to St. Clair " 533 

Indiana st., Clark to Assessor's Division, E. N. W. sec. 9 , " 550 

Indiana st., (W.) Desplaines to North Branch of Chicago River " 590 

Jackson st. (W.) Canal to Halsted " 562 

Jackson st., Michigan ave. to Market " 589 

Kinzie st., Clark to Rush " 590 

Larrabee St., Clybourne ave. to North ave " 551 

Larrabee st., Chicago ave. to Clybourne ave. " 551 

La Salle st. (N.) Division to Clark " 550 

Loomis St., Madison to Van Buren " 587 

Madison St., State to Michigan ave " 590 

Market st. (N.) Chicago ave. to Division " 589 

Michigan st., Cass to St. Clair : " 591 

Michigan ave., South Water to River " 593 

Monroe st. (W.) Canal to Centre ave " 589 

North ave.. Wells to Clark " 592 

Ontario st., Clark to Kingsbury " 589 

Park ave., Ashland ave. to Leavitt " 550 

Polk St. (W.) Halsted to Ellsworth ^ " 551 

Prairie ave.. Cottage Grove ave. to 29th " 589 

Prairie ave., 29th to 30th " 591 

Quincy st., State to Clark " 550 

Randolph st. (W.) Halsted to Union Park " 592 

Sedgwick st., Chicago ave. to Division " 533 

Sedgwick St., Division to North ave " 550 

Sixteenth st.. State to Michigan ave " 569 

Sheldon st., Madison to Randolph '* 593 

Sherman st., Jackson to Van Buren " 551 

South Park ave., 22d to Douglas pi " 590 

Superior St., Clark to Kingsbury " 588 

Superior St. , Pine to St. Clair " 591 

Taylor st., Clark to State " 533 

Taylor St., Clark to Wells " 593 

Third ave., Jackson to Taylor " 552 

Third ave., Taylor to 12th • " 588 



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INDEX. 



Page. 

Twelfth St. (W.) HalBted to Ashland ave Confirmed 593 

Twenty-eighth st. Wabash ave. to Michigan ave " 588 

Twenty-first st., State to Michigan ave " 591 

Twenty-first St., Michigan ave. to Calumet ave " 593 

Twenty-second St., State to Grove " 551 

Twenty-sixth St., Wahash ave. to South Park ave " 592 

Union st., Madison to Milwaukee ave " 562 

Warren ave., Ashland ave. to Leavitt " 552 

Washington st., State to Franklin " 651 

Washington st. (W.) Ashland ave. to Leavitt " 589 

Wells St. (N.) Division to Clark " 562 



BOARD OF EDUCATION, REPORTS OF. 

Asking purchase of lot for Primary School in Dore district Schools 682 

Asking purchase of lot for Primary School on Calumet ave " 632 

Asking that Comptroller be authorized to purchase lot corner of Lincoln and 4th sts " 138 

Asking issue of $200,000 in School bonds Finance 138 

Asking authority to erect a Primary School building on the Brown School lot Schools 138 

Asking purchase of School site on Calumet ave " 211 

For lease of city property cor. Wentworth ave. and 31st st " 457 

In relation to the issue of 300 School Bonds Filed 297 

Requesting Common Council to instruct Comptroller to advertise for bids for School site in 

vicinity of Western ave. and Harrison st Comptroller 472 

To advertise for bids for building in the Washington School district. Schools 370 



BOARD OF HEALTH, REPORTS OF. 

Annual report of Finance 185 

Chloroform, regulating the sale of Police 47 

Cows and Geese, relative to their running at large " 264 

Deaths, caused by railroad accidents Published 266 

Expenditures for July, 1870 Finance 458 

Employing, additional help in Health Department " 458 

May, C. A., on petition for burying dead dog Markets 481 

On violation of sec. 2, chap. 27, revised ordinances Police 137 

Relative to necessity of filling streets through what is knovm as the Penny Brick Yard B. P. W. 266 

Sanitary condition of Armory Police 297 

Wright, L. P., contract for scavenger work of the city .Published 264-266 

Wright, L. P., contract for scavenger work Filed 379 



BOARD OF POLICE, REPORTS OF. 

Annual report Filed. 297 

Asking increase of expenditure for Cottage Grove and West 12th st. stations Finance. 632 

Asking authority to take possession of old engine house, cor. Franklin and Washington sts..F. & W. 47 

Asking appointment of a prosecuting attorney Judiciary. 96 

Asking authoritv to exchange old steamer Long John Granted. 96 

Asking for purchase of lots for Fire Department, in vicinity of Western ave. and Madison st.. Cottage 

Grove ave. and Douglas pi., and Ward Rolling Mills F. & W. 370 

Asking Council to pass order for purchase of lots and erect sub-stations on corner of Archer ave. and 

Deering st., and near North ave. bridge Police. 370 

Jennings, Edward, on appointment of, as special policeman Filed. 137 

On increasing police force Police. 404 

Relative to erection of additional fire boxes F. & W. 458 

Relative to building engine house for steamer Titsworth Finance. 263 

Relative to extension of fire limits F. & W. 47 

Relative to prohibiting the sale of liquor to minors Police. 47 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS, REPORTS OF— (Miscellaneous). 

Annual report of said Board Accepted and Filed. 32 

Alley, for extension of. Block 23, Sec. 23 Published and Filed. 456 

Alleys in Ellis' East Addition, in relation to opening - " " 481 

Archer ave., relative to settlement withR. R. Co., for improving S. & A. S. D. 370 

Assessments on city property, relative to Finance. 48 

Assessments, relative to proceedings for collection of delinquent Published. 187, 188 

Assessments, proceedings relative to collection of delinquent Tabled Temp. 215 

Assessments, relative to repealing and annulling of Published. 188 

Bonds, relative to the issue of 500 River Improvement Finance. 21 

City Hall, relative to heating and lighting of S. & A. S. D. 536 

Clark St., relative to improvement of 481 

Extras, relative to ordinance regulating same Published. 438 

Extras, on order regulating Judiciary. 443 

Grade of Lake and Washington sts. and Warren ave, west of Union Park, relative to. .Pub. and Filed. 554 
Grade of Lake and Washington sts. and Warren ave. west of Union Park " 577 



Grade, relative to change of, on Market st,, bet. Lake and Randolph, and on Lake and Randolph, near 



INDEX. XIII 

Page. 

Grade, relative to change of, on Market st., bet. Lake and Kandolph, and on Lake and Randolph ,near 

Market S. & A. S. D. 104 

Fox, Howard & Co., on authorizing Board to pay $30,000 of reserved per centage to Finance. 21 

Jennings, John B., on petition of, lor reduction. of assessment on Aberdeen st Local Ass'ts. 371 

Lake st., asking action on ordinance for improving of. S. & A. S. D. 481 

Loberg, N. P., relative to claim of. Finance. 415 

Lonergan, Thos., relative to claim of •. : " 104 

Madison st., relative to macadam on Published. 519 

Michigan and N. State sts., relative to removal of R. R. track from R. R, 32 

Michigan ave. and 22d st. to 29th, relative to improvement of Published and Filed. 457 

Milwalikee ave., in relation to opening of Filed. 481 

Milwaukee ave., relative to opening of Published. 518 

Prairie ave.. from Cottage Grove ave. to 29th, on petition for establishing wooden block pavement 

on , S. &A. S. D. 21 

Police building, relative to, on Reservoir lot Judiciary 371 

Rose, R., on payment of $1,000 on account ^Finance 631 

School building, concerning plans for, in the Washington school district Schools 465 

Sewerage tax, estimate Finance 299 

Sewers, relative to, ordered by Council Com. of the Whole 324 

Sewerage, relative to doing certain work on Finance 631 

Sidewalk space, on establishing same on Cass st. from Illinois to White S. & A. N. D. 21 

Sidewalk space, establishing width of, on Division st. from North Branch of River to Western 

ave S.&A. W. D. 21 

Smoke by Rolling Mill, relative to consumption of ^ Filed 481 

Sweeping and cleaning the improved streets, on contract for, Published 260 

Streets, relative to cleaning of Filed 379 

Telegraph wires, in relation to, through Washington st. tunnel Police 104 

Third and Fourth aves., relative to location of S. & A. S. D. 21 

Washington st. tunnel, relative to covering approaches to Finance 187 

Washington st. (W.) relative to grade of S. & A. W. D. 501 

Water Works, relative to site for W. & P. G. 457, 685 



Western ave. on passage of order for improving of, from C. & St. L. R. R. to I. & Mich. Canal .S.&A. S. D. 536 



CITY ATTORNEY, REPORTS OF. 

Semi-annual report.. Published and filed 413 

Suits pending and terminated since commencement of his term of ofllce, and draft of ordi- 
nance concerning police courts Published 69 



CITY CLERK, REPORTS OF. 

Communication from Accepted and filed 211 

Communication from., referring petition for hack stand to Committee on Police Filed 137 

Communication from Board of Canvassers in relation to special election in Sixth Ward 45 

Communication from in relation to repairing portraits in Council Chamber Filed 519 

Presented notice of an injunction in the case of the Illinois Staats Zeitung Company Judiciary 18 

Presentment of mandamus in case of Ed. McConnell vs. B. P. W " 31 

References made under rule 43 Accepted and filed 240 

References, relative to Filed 294 

References, relative to " 376 

References, relative to " 532 

References, relative to. " 631 



CITY COLLECTOR, REPORTS OF. 



Annual report of the business of his office for the year ending March 31, 1870. Finance 262 

On amount collected on warrant for paving Park ave Filed 104 



CITY PHYSICIAN, REPORTS OF. 

On providing su.itable clothing for inmates of the Bridewell To Mayor and Comp. 137 

Report for the month of March, 1870 Published 189 

Report for the month ending March 31 Filed 215 

Report for the month of April " 262 

Communication from, asking for increase of salary Finance 262 

Report for May, 1870 Filed 297 



CITY COMPTROLLER, REPORTS OF. 

statement of receipts and expenditures for the month of November, 1869 Published and filed 19 

December, 1870 Filed 69 

" " " " during January, 1870 " 132 

for February 1870 " 137 



XIV INDEX. 

Page. 

Statement of receipts and expenditures for April, 1870 PubliBhed 263 

" " " May, 1870 Filed 297 

" " " " " June. 1870 Published and filed 370 

" " " " " July, 1870 Filed 457 

" " " " " August, 1870 " 492 

" September, 1870 " 683 

" ■ " " October, 1870 " 663 

Report of bids received for lots for engine houses and police stations F. & W. 69 

of bids for school site on Calumet ave Schools 297 

" covering bids for land in Calumet Published and Schools 480 

" of bids of lots betvi'eea Monroe and "Van Buron for school purposes Published and Schools 480 

" offering to sell lots for school purposes, near Harrison st. and Western ave Schools 492 

" of bids to sell lots for fire and police purposes Published and F. & W. 480 

" covering bids for purchase of land in Calumet Tabled Temp. 576 

" relative to advertising for bids for city property Finance 583 

" on estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1871 Piiblished 221-233 

" on petition for lease of lot cor. Franklin and Washington sts Finance 22 

" relative to leasing certain rooms at 162 Lake St., for use of City Collector Filed 19-20 

" and list of real estate " 22 

" relative to the funds collected for opening Milwaukee ave Published 519 

" relative to money tendered on account of the Lake Park, by the I. C, M. C, and 

C, B. «fe Q. R. R. Co's Judiciary 20 

" of names of parlies evading payment of general city tax Comptroller 263 

" notifying Council that the owner of lot on Calumet ave., selected for school site, had 

withdrawn his bid Corporation Counsel 492 



CITY TREASURER, REPORT OF. 
Annual report of^ eceipts and expenditures during fiscal year ending March 31st, 1870 Finance 262 



COMMITTEES, APPOINTMENT OF. 

standing Committees 13 

Special Committee on rules and order of business 26 

" " on amendment of rules 165 

" on Bridewell 234 

" " relative to establishing market on B. 90, School Section Addition 212 

" relative to purchase of lot for Fire Department in the vicinity of Cottage Grove 

ave. and Douglas pi 471-472 

" " inquiring relative to discharge of prisoners from the Bridewell 661 

" I' to investigate as to repairing Council Chamber 145 

Standing Committee, Aid. Heenan, on W. and P. G., and R. R 93 

Aid. Walsh, on R. R 93 

Aid. Wilce, on W. andP.G.. 93 



COUNCIL. 

Roll of new council 1 

Rules and order of business, adopted 1-4 

48 

Rules, amendment of, Special Committee 165 

Stated Meeting, Dec. 6, 1869 1 

Special " " 9, " 9 

Stated " " 13, " 13 

Regular " " 20, " 17 

Special " " 27, " 25 

Regular " Jan. 3, 1870 29 

" 17, " 45 

24, " 53 

31, " 65 

Feb. 7, " 77 

14, " 93 

21, " 109 

" 28, " 113 

March 7, " 129 

14, • 137 

" 21, " 145 

28, " 149 

April 4, " 153 

" 11 " 169 

18, " 187 

25, " 203 

Special " " 28, " 207 

Regular " May 2, " • 211 

9 " 219 

23, " 255 

16, " 239 

30, " . 271 

Special June 2, " 279 



INDEX. 



XT 



Page. 



Regular Meeting, 



June 



Adjourned Regular Meeting, 



Regular Meeting, " 
Adjourned Regular Meeting, " 

Special Meeting, " 

Regular " July 

Special " " 

Regular " " 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, " 
Regular Meeting, " 
Special " " 
Regular " Aug. 



Sept. 



Oct. 



Nov. 

Special " " 
Regular " " 

Special " «' 
Regular " " 
Adjourned Regular Meeting, Dec. 



6, 1870. 

13, " . 

20, " . 

22, " . 

24, " . 

25, " . 

27, " . 

28, " . 

29, " . 

30, " . 
4, " . 
6, " . 

11, " . 

18, " . 

20, " . 

25, " . 



15, 
22, 
29, 
5, 
12, 
19, 



10, 
17, 
24, 
31, 
7, 
11, 
14, 
21, 
25, 



287 
203 
311 
315 
319 



327 
331 
343 
351 
355 
359 
375 
383 
407 
419 
423 
435 
443 
463 
471 
475 
483 
495 
511 
5!il 
547 
559 
587 
619 
635 
639 
651 
659 
669 
675 
683 



COUNSEL TO CORPORATION. 

In relation to criminal cases stricken from docket Judiciary 583 

" " horse railroad companies to take out license Published 295 

" " licensing street cars, etc Licenses 379 

" " horse railroad companies charging six cents fare Judiciary 379 

^ " " Published 296 

Report on ordinance in relation to appraisal of school lands Accepted 132 

On ordinance regulating sale of chloroform 133 

On resolution fixing salaries of certain city officers Published and recommitted 137 

On ordinance fixing salaries of certian city officers Finance 262 

On ordinance relating to duties of Gas Inspector G. I. 481 

On ordinance relative to hack and omnibus stands at the Wells street depot Published 185 

On ordinance relative to hack and omnibus stands Police 212 

On ordinance locating lines of 3d and 4th aves Accepted and filed 457 



- ELECTION. 

Amberg, A. L., Clerk Police Court, West Division 16 

Ball, James H., as Inspector Staves and Heading ^ 

Banyon, A. H., Police Justice for South Division 14 

Barker, J. N., School Inspector 4th Ward 239 

Botsford, J. K., as Appraiser of School Lands Confirmed 181 

Bournique, Aug., City Gauger 15 

Clark, James N., Asssistant Assessor 189 

Comiskey, John, Presiding Officer 1 

Deuisch, Charles, Assessor North Division 14 

Dresser, J. Greenville, Police Justice North Division 15 

Drury, L. H., Assessor West Division 15 

Gray, W. B. H., Assessor South Division 15 

Hahn, H. S., City Physician 16 

Hallinan, M., Wood Inspector 15 

Heenan, Daniel, Alderman 6th Ward 45 

Hotchkiss, C. T., Ciiy Clerk 14 

Kimball, James B., Inspector of Steam Boilers - 15 

Lovell, Ogden, City Weigher 14 

Manser, George B., Bridewell Keeper 15 

Moore, Avery, School Inspector 13th Ward 26 

Moore, Charles E., Police Justice West Division 14 

Raftbrty, Patrick, Sealer of Weights and Measures 15 

Reynolds, James S., School Inspector 10th Ward 485 

Richberg, John C, School Inspector llth Ward 239 

Rumsey, Julian S., Appraiser of School Lands 203 



XVI 



Page. 

RuTiyan, Edward F., School Inspector 14th Ward 240 

Scully, Martin, Clerk Police Court North Division 15 

Skinner, Mark, Appraiser of School Land, North Division 181 

Stephens, John H., School Inspector 6th Ward 283 

Stone, Leander, School Inspector 5th Ward 239 

Summevfield, John, Police Justice South Division 16 

Talcott, Mancell, Appraiser of School Lands ■ 181 

Tully, John D.. School Inspector 7th Ward 239 

Winkleraan, John C, Fish Inspector 14 

Wylie, David, Oil Inspector 15 

Election returns for Aldermen and Constables 659 to 661 



INVITATIONS. 

From Board of Police, asking Council to attend exhibition of Chemical Fire Engine Co Accepted 212 

Prom Fox & Howard, for inspector of May's Patent Gate " 212 

To attend opening of Gilbert Library " 667 

From C. N. Holden, to visit grounds of Northern Insane Asylum " 652 

To attend dedication Normal School " 495 



MAYOK. 

Inaugural Address Published and Referred 5 

Communication from, making certain appointments, .Finance IS 

Communication from, on communication from otficers of South Division Police Court Police 29 

Communication from, nominating Constables 53 

Communication from, nominating Constables 65 

Communication from, nominating Constables Judiciary 78 

Communication from, relative to new City Bridewell Bridewell 149 

Communication from, relative to ordinances making appropriations Filed 343 

Communication from, relative to rebate on saloon licenses 369 

Communication from, relative to rebate on saloon licenses Tabled Temp. 375 

Communication from, relative to rebate on saloon licenses Filed 378 

Communication from, relative to bathing establishments Police 375 

Communication from, relative to sewerage contractors Finance 213 

Communibation from, relative to ordinance for the open'g of Pine st. from Chicago ave. to E. Pearson st. 429 

Communication from, relative to additional help for Health Department Finance 458 

Communication from, relative to the Southern Commercial Convention 483 

Communication from, relative to publishing delinquent tax list County Relations 547 

Communication from, on ordinance regulatmg mode of collecting fares in licensed vehicles 271 

Communication from, relative to closing saloons on Sunday Police 137 

Communication from, relative to R. R. track on S. Clark st Filed "678 

Veto of petition granting free license to Joseph Zerbeck " 45 

Veto of resolution relative to collection of assessment for curb., grad. and pav, Park ave.S. & A. W. D. 78 

Veto of order repealing ordinance opening alley. Block 18, Duncan's Addition Filed 109 

Veto of resolution relative to suits against Illinois Staats Zeitung " 145 

Veto of ordinance conveying certain property to Darius Knights .■ " 149 

Veto of order refunding money paid on Larrabee St. assessment Tabled Temp. 153 

Veto of claim of Thos. Lonergan " " 153 

Veto of report granting William Schott permission to sell horses on Market st Filed 219 

Veto of ordinance relative to removing dead dogs Tabled Temp. 376 



MOTIONS. 

Authorizing Comptroller to advertise for bids for school lot on Calumet ave Concurred in 492 

Designating the Chicago Republican the corporation newspaper - Adopted 14 

Designating the Volks Zeitung the newspaper for the German printing " 14 

To add the President to Committee on revision of Rules and Order of Business Carried 26 

That appraisers appointed to appraise school lands, be also appointed to appraise the Ira Judd 

tract, Concurred in 212 

To transfer the saloon license of Fred. Buchspies from 490 State st. to 46 Sherman •' 164 

Relative to corporation printing in German 141 



INDEX. 



xvn 



ORDERS^ 



Accommodations for Aldermeu • 

Alley, Blocks 1 and 2. Hambleton's Sub., suspension of assessment for planking 

Alley in Ellis' Addition to Chica™, in relation to 

Appraisal of city property on La Salle st 

Archer ave., lamp posts on .•. 

Archer ave., in relatioii to cindering 

Board of Health to report expenditures for month of July, 1870 4 — 

Board of Public Works to widen river at Adams st -.-i^'- 

Board of Public Works to construct safeguards at bridges 

Boldemveck, L. H., to pay ^2,826.93 

Bonds, relative to sale of municipal 

Building of shops for new Bridewell 

Bradner, Charnly & Co., leasing foot of Quarry st. to 

Brown st., water pipes on 

Canal st., in relation to opening 

Canal boats, providihg place for unloaded 

Chairs for Grand Jury room 

Class, C. P., paying for medicine, etc 

Comptroller to refund fine to James Upton 

Dead House, from old cemetery, removal of 

Dearborn School lot, leasing 

Dearborn School lot, leasing to Rand, McNally & Co •. 

Election in 6th Ward for Alderman 

Fox. Howard & Co. to receive |30,000 of reserved percentage 

Fire Department, lots for use of 

Fire Department, on 20th St., lot for 

Goodrich Transportation Co., to pay 5^250.12 to ' ; 

Hack Stand, in relation to .* 

Halsted st. viaduct, to pay damages for construction of 

Hay Market on B. 14, Carpenters Addition, establishing 

Henry St., for sidewalk on ; 

Hose house site, corner Cottage Grove ave. and Douglas pi., to purchase 

Indiana st., curb walls on 

Ira Judd Tract, in relation to exchange of 

Lamp posts on Illinois St., erection of • 

Lamp post on Indiana st., for erection of 

Lamp posts at Clark st. bridge, resetting 

Lamp post on Honore St., erection of. 

Lamp posts in Union Park 

Leasing city property on La Salle st 

Letz & Son, paying $603 to 

Loberg, N. B., paying for extra work 

Long John, naming fire engine 

Lonergan, Thomas, to pay claim of 

McDonald, Mrs. Ann, pay claim of 

Margaret st., for sidewalk on 

Merker, John H., releasing from bail bond 

Monkman, James H., paying for services as Bailiff in Recorder's Court 

Mitchell St., in relation to bridge at 

Opening 31st St., in relation to 

Printing, fixing rates for 

Rebate on Saloon licenses, making 

Removal of railroad track from Reuben st 

Resetting curb stones, cor. La Salle and Chestnut sts 

School agent authorized to pay ^68 from School Fund for opening of road In Calumet. 

School house on 12th, between 3d and 4th aves., erection of 

School house on Vedder st., erection of., 

School house on Morgan st., erection of 

School site on Calumet ave., purchase of ■ 

School site in Washington district, purchase of 

School site near cor. Lincoln and Robey sts., purchase of 

School site on Prairie ave., purchase of 

School house in Washington district, plans for 

School land, leasing to Levi Brown 

School site, cor. Harrison st. and Western ave., purchase of 

School site, corner 33d st. and Western ave., lease of 

School site in Dore School district, purchase of 

School site on Calumet ave 

Sewer on Vincennes ave 

Sidewalks on 5th ave 

Sidewalk on 30th st 

Sidewalk on Jackson st 

Sidewalk on Lincoln st 

Sidewalk on St. Clair st ' 

Sidewalk on 16th st 

South Branch, deepening of, etc 

Street ends, leasing 

Tar Barrels to be removed from sts '. 

Van Osdel, John M., paying for services 

Water Works, consumption of smoke of 

Water Supply of West Division, in relation to 

Water Works, site for , 



-Page. 



29 

69 
473 
175 
557 
582 
430 
147 
305 
667 

54 
577 
170 
170 
131 
14t 
236 
104 
123 
465 
435 
538 

10 

21 
444 
653 

86 
177 

22 
466 
519 
484 
439 
472 
377 

66 
212 
214 
256 
205 
640 
556 

114 

27; 

163 
436 
504 

67 
30- 
132 
369 
377 
472 
668 

58 

57 
437 
437 

22 
243 
471 
430 
476 
669 
669 



'2 g 
O ti) 



23G 



537 



556 



504 



374 



131 
653 
131 
300 
300 
377 
519 
164 
146 
521 
668 
473 
111 
473 



676 



59 
473 
205 
557 
582 



111 



ENDEX. 



-Pase. 



ORDINANCES. 



ASSESSMENTS, (NEW.) 



Adams st. (W.) opening to Western ave 

Alley, B. 25, School Section Addition, curbing, filling and planking 

Archer ave., curbing, filling and paving. State to Canal 

Centre ave., filling, Mitchell to Lumber 

Chicago ave., curbing, filling and macadamizing, Clark to the River 

Dearborn st. (N.) curbing, cxcaval'g, grad. and pav. Division to North ave 

Fourth ave., curbing and filling, Taylor to 12th 

Goethe St., opening, Clark to State 

Halsted st., curbing, filling and paving, C, B. & t^,. R. R. to Archer ave.. 

Illinois St., curbing, filling and paving. Wells to State 

Indiana st., curbing, filling, grading and paving, St. Clair to Clark 

Jackson st., curbing and tilling, State to Market 

Jackson st., curbing and filling, Canal to Halsted 

Jackson st., opening, Leavitt to Hoj'ne 

Lake St., curbing, grading and paving, Reuben to Western ave 

Madison st. (W.) curbing, filling, grading and paving, Center to Robey. . 

Milwaukee ave., lamp posts on, Noble to Division 

Milwaukee ave., opening to Lake st 

Mitchell St., opening, Waller to Halsted 

Monroe St., grading and paving, State to Clark 

North ave., curbing, filling and paving. Wells to the River 

Seely st., opening, Van Buren to Tyler 

Thiriy-second st., widening, Forrest to Indiana ave 

Twelfth St. (W.) macadamizing, Reuben to Western ave 

Washington st., repaving, State to Franklin 

GAS SERVICE PIPES. 

Aberdeen st., Madison to Harrison 

Canalport ave.. Canal to Halsted. 

Desplaines st.. Van Buren to Harrison 

Halsted sr.. Lake to Indiana 

Harrison st. (W.) Canal to Halsted 

Jackson st. (W.) Halsted to Canal 

Jefi"crson St., Van Buren to Harrison 

Lake st. (W.) Reuben to Western ave 

Lake st. (W,) Reuben to Western ave 

Madison st. (W.) Center ave. to Ashland 

Madison st. (W.) Ashland to Robey 

Monroe st. (W.) Canal to Halsted 

Park ave., Ashland to Leavitt 

Polk St. (W.) Halsied to Canal 

Polk St. (W.) Canal to Ellsworth 

Sangamon sr.. Fulton to Milwaukee ave 

Twelfth St. )W.) Canal to Halsted 

Twelfth St. (W.) Canal to Lumber 

TJuion St., Madison to Hubbard 

Van Buren st. (W,) Halsted to Loomis 



Presented and 
Referred. 


Reported. 


Passed. 


489 




489 


500 




500 


536 




536 


500 




500 


554 




554 


481 


489 


589 


518 




518 


517 




517 


481 


497 


497 


536 




536 


501 




501 


489 




489 


500 




500 


518 




518 


518 




518 


536 




636 


501 




501 


517 




517 


500 




500 


536 




536 


500 




500 


518 




518 


501 


524 


524 


500 




500 


501 




501 


297 




297 


297 




297 


297 




297 


431 




431 


257 




257 


297 




297 


297 




297 


371 




371 


454 




454 


371 




371 


454 




454 


297 




297 


431 




431 


257 




257 


297 




297 


371 




371 


298 




298 


4:^1 




431 


371 




371 


431 




431 



GENERAL. 



Annulling assessment for opening alley, B. 18, Duncan's Add 

Annulling assessment, curbing and planking alley B. 45, C. T. Sub-Sec. 7 

Annulling assessment, planking alley, B. 51, Sec. 7 

Annulling order, improving alley, B. 12, Duncan's Add 

Annulling order, improving alley, B. 50, S. S. Add 

Annulling assessment, planking alley, B. lb, Kinzie, andB. 50, S. S. Add. 

Annulling certain ordinances 

Appropriations for year 1870-71 

Arcade court, for lighting 

Archer ave.. Railroad Co. to improve 

Ashland ave., naming , 

Assessments on city property, to pay 

Assessments, annulling sundry 

Assessments on horse railways 

Assessment, graveling N. Halsted st 

Asseesments, annulling sundry 



59 
81 
125 
221 
490 
554 
259 
221 
674 
370 



-Page. 



541 54 
188 

201! 201 
240 j 248 
258 



72 



334 



54 
215 



105 
103 
132 
221 
525 
554 
259 
343 
676 
372 

71 

237 



109 



372 



77 



207 



2591 



XIX 

Page. > 



Asylum pi., changing name , 

Belden ave., annullini? assessment for improving 

Billiard saloons, licencing. . 

Boiler explosions, to prevent 

Bonds, regulating sale of 

Bonds, issue of 125 Bridewell 

" 135 " 

" " 100 City Hall 

" " " 500 Eiver Improvement 

" " 500 " " 

" " 1000 " " 

" " 200 School 

" " 300 " 

" " " 75 Sevi^erage 

" " 175 " 

" " 300 Tunnel 

" " 1300 Water Loan 

Bootblacks, repealing ordinance concerning 

Burr fund, investment of 

" " and Schoal fund, investment of 

Cattle running at large, regulating 

Chloroform, regulating sale of 

Clock, erection of 

Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Central Kailvi'ay, concerning 

Division St., Clybourne ave. to Division st. bridge, repealing ordinance 

for improving 

Dummy, removal of, from State st 

Elston rd., changing name of 

Express wagons, relative to 

Extras on contracts, regulating 

Felix St., naming 

Pire limits, extension of 

Fire limits, extension of 

Franklin st.. Division to Sigel, repealing ordinance for opening 

Garbage, removal of 

Garbage, removal of 

Grade, intersection of Canal and Adams sts 

Grade of Market st.. Lake to Kandolph 

Grade of Twelfth St., Canal to Lumber 

Grade of Wells st. (N.) North ave. to Clark 

Hacks at Wells st. depot, regulating 

Hacks at Wells st. depot, regulating 

Hack rates, fixing 

Harbor and Bridges, amending ordinance concerning 

Harbor account, transferring money from 

Improvement of Archer ave. by railroad company 

Inspector of Gas Meters, duties of 

Inspector of Gas Meters, duties of 

Inspector of Staves and Heading, duties of 

Jackson st. (W.) Hoyne to Honore, repealing ordinance for seventeen 

lamp posts on , 

Knights, D., confirming conveyance to 

Licensed vehicles, regulating collection of fares in 

Licensed vehicles, regulating collection of fares in 

Liquor to minors, prohibiting sale of 

Loads of vehicles, regulating 

Lydia St., annulling assessment for paving. 

Michigan ave., prohibiting moving of buildings on 

Moonaway pi., changing name of 

Obstruction of sidewalks, relative to 

Obstruction of sidewalks, relative to 

Obstruction of sidewalks on Wabash ave., relative to 

Omnibus stands, I'egulaling 

Ordinances, amending chapter 22 of 

Ordinances, amending chapter 47 of 

Ordinances, amending chapter 47 of 

Ordinances, to revise the 

Peck St., changing name of 

Police Court Clerks, duties of 

Police force, increasing 

Pounds, relative to 

Private drains, repealing ordinances for 

Prosecuting attorney, appointment of 

Railway cars while "in motion, prohibiting getting on or off 

Railroad track on Bates st., Gould Bros, to lay 

Railroad track on Bates st., Allendale Co. to lay 

Railroad track ou Clark st., permitting C. C. R'y Co. to lay. 

Railway on Centre st. and Lincoln ave 

Railway on W. Van Buren 



256 
632 
649 
95 
32 
211 
277 
277 
21 
240 
277 

277 
21 
154 
257 
277 
157 
185 
185 
300 
17 
536 
531 

455 
504 
403 
124 
165 
557 
161 
3!)8 
272 
275 
414 

68 
104 
631 
404 

94 
185 
255 
208 
456 
370 
179 
507 

27 

490 
115 
177 
405 
84 
164 
654 
670 
400 

251 
400 
413 
165 

85 

66 
114 
401 

70 
404 
663 
257 

26 
211 
200 
662 
642 
484 
653 



256 



280 




285 


281 


286 


304 


51 


51 


71 


281 


286 


303 


156 


202 


272 


280 


300 


304 






22 


234 




234 


279 




285 


280 




285 


157 






235 


235 


273 


235 


235 


273 


526 






84 






640 


640 


679 


641 


675 









455 


504 


527 


537 


403 


403 


408 


124 




199 


235 


236 


284 


161 






398 


434 


451 


365 




365 


275 


356 


373 


130 




140 


119 




140 


410 




410 



149 



124 





405 


408 


84 
243 




111 


670 








400 


408 


171 






400 






400 










413 


165 


165 


199 


179 






118 






114 


146 




401 


443 


466 


70 




104 


434 


437 


460 






257 


147 




148 


243 




303 


200 




234 


662 


676 


684 


642 




662 


643 






6621 







676 



XX 



INDEX, 



-Page. 



Railroad track across Lumber St., permitting E. H. Turner to lay. 

Refundins; money on Warrant 665 

Rem val of track from W. 22d st 

Saloon licenses, transfer of 

School lands, appraisal of 

Sidewalk space on Ashland ave., Madison to 22d 

Sidewalk space on Cass St., Illinois to E. White 

Sidewalk space on Division St., River to Western ave 

Sidewalk space on Indiana st.. Market to the River 

Sidewalk space on Kinzie st., Halsted to Western ave 

Sidewalk space on La Salle st.. Lake to Randolph 

Sidewalk space on State st., Madison to .lackson 

Sidewalk space on State st., Jackson to 22d 

Sprinkling improved street 

State St., annulling assessment for widening 

Street, naming Bismark 

Taxes on City Property, for payment of 

Taxes for year 187o 

Theatres, to license '. 

Third ave., lines of ' 

Third ave., lines of 

Wapanseh ave., changing name of 

Washington st. tunnel, regulating loads in 

Water Service pipes, repealing ordinances for . . . 

Water Works, site for : 

Wells St., changing name of 

Widening river and constructing bridge at 22d st 



213 
481 
187 
647 

57 
481 

21 

21 
376 
240 
104 
490 
490 
181 
304 
461 

48 
568 
402 

21 

165 
33 
257 
457 
576 



So 

6^ 



213 

503 



647 
57 



451 
360 
670 
670 
272 



54 



402 
170 



170 
33 



478 
86 



132 



461 
54 
617 
443 



50 



576 



652 
139 



41 

378 
451 
360 



304 



617 

2T 
458 
171 
70 
257 
663 
5( 



LAMP POSTS. 



Adams st. (W.) Ashland ave. to Winchester 

Adams st. (W.) " " " 

Adams st. (W.) Hoyne to Robey 

Ann St.. Madison to Washington 

Ashland ave., 22d to Tyler 

Ashland ave., " '• " Published 506 

Belden st., Hurlbiit to Burlington 

Bryant st., Vincennes ave. to 800 teet west 

Canal st.. cor. Kinzie 

Calumet ave., 28th to 350 feet north 

Canalport ave., Halsted to Morgan 

Carl St., Wells to La Salle 

Carpenter st., Kinzie to Milwaukee ave 

Carroll st., Milwaukee ave. to Reuben 

Carroll st., Ada to Carpenter 

Cedar st.. Rush to 54 feet east 

Center st., 22d to 600 feet south 

Chesnut St., La Salle to Clark 

Chesnut st., State to Deai'born 

Clybourne ave., Larrabee to North ave 

Colfax ave., Douglas pi. to 500 feet south 

Cornell st., Milwaukee ave. to Reuben 

Coolridge st., Ashland ave. to Blue Island ave 

Dearborn, St.. Monroe to Madison 

Depuyster st., Halsted to B. 6, S. S. Add 

Desplaines st., Harrison to Van Buren 

Division St., Larrabee to Canal 

Division st , N. B. Canal to River 

Douglas pL, Michigan ave to Stanton 

Douglas pi.. Lake ave. to I. C. R. R. track 

Egan ave., Ellis to 146 feet east of Cottage Grove ave 

Erie st., Pine to St. Clair 

Erie st., N. Market to the River 

Eugenie st.. Wells to La Salle 

Foster st.. Harrison to Polk 

Fourth ave., Taylor to 12th '. 

Fulton St., Hovne to Leavitt 

Fulton St., Reuben to Wood 

Folton St., Union to Canal 



-Page. 









a 






03 












nte 

red, 


'6 

<v 


'6 


Prese 
Referi 


t-i 
o 


a> 
cc 


Ph 


eS 
P-i 


371 




371 


373 


403 


403 


415 


464 


464 


481 


486 


486 


372 




372 


506 


506 


538 


246 




246 


465 


486 


486 


554 


647 


647 


452 


486 


486 


501 


542 


542 


516! 543 


543 


490 


506 


536 


372 




372 


516 


541 


541 


404 


464 


464 


490 


536 


506 


452 


485 


485 


465 


488 


488 


187 


250 


250 


465 


487 


487 


372 


504 


504 


517 




517 


481 485 


485 


501 


542 


542 


452 


488 


488 


295 


369 


369 


516 


540 


540 


465 


486 


486 


516 


542 


542; 


465 


487 


487 


211 


250 


250 


43-1 


486 


486 


452 


487 


487 


481 


486 


486 


663 






490 


505 


505 


501 


541 


541 


516 


642 


5421 



INDEX. 



XXI 



Fulton St., Sangamon to Halsted 

Grant pL, Hurlbut to Sedgwick 

Green st., Lake to Milwaukee ave 

Green St., Van Buren to Harrison 

Halsted et.. Lake to Indiana 

Hamilton st., Monroe to Jackson 

Harrison st., Clark to State 

Harrison st. (W.) Canal to Halsted 

Honore St., Madison to Monroe 

Hubbard St., Jefferson to Halsted 

Hubbard st., Sangamon to Reuben 

Hubnard St., " " " 

Hurlbut, St., Linden to North ave 

Huron st.. La Salle to Clark 

Huron st., Townsend to Kingsbury 

Illinois St., Rush to St. Clair , 

Indiana st. (W.) Reuben to Noble 

Indiana st. (W.) Reuben to Noble 

Indiana st., St. Clair to Pine 

Indiana st. (W.) Reuben to Lincoln 

Jackson st. (W.) Hoyne to Ashland ave , 

Kingsbury st., Chicago ave. to Erie 

Larrabee st., Division to Clybourne ave , . 

La Salle st. tunnel, on walls of 

Loomis St., Adams to Madison 

Madison st. (W.) Centre ave. to Robey 

Madison st. (W.) Western ave. to Rockwell , 

Madison St., Wabash ave. to Michigan ave , 

Market st. (N.) Chicago ave, to Erie , 

Meridian st. (W.) Desplaines to Halsted 

Michigan ave., 33d to Douglas pi 

Mohawk st., Clybourne ave to North ave 

Monroe st. (W.) Sangamon to Morgan. 

Monroe st. ( W.) Green to Halsted , 

Morgan st., Harrison to 12th 

New North Water st.. Wells to Dearborn 

North ave., Clark to Dearborn 

Northern ave., Johnson to Cottage Grove ave 

Oak St., Rush to Lake Michigan 

Oak ave., Stanton to Vincennes ave 

Oak St., Franklin to Larrabee 

Ohio St., La Salle to Kingsbury 

Ontario St., La Salle to Wells , 

Orchard st., 300 feet south of Belden ave. to 400 feet north 
Orchard st., 300 feet south of Belden ave. to 400 feet north 

Park ave., Oakley to Western ave 

Paulina st., Adams to 230 feet south 

Paulina st., Madison to Monroe.. 

Paulina st., Lake to Kinzie 

Polk St. (W.) Blue Island ave. to Halsted 

Prairie ave., 30th to 31st 

Quincy st., Mai'ket to Clark 

Reuben st., Fulton to Cornell 

Reuben st., Fulton to Cornell , 

River st., Michigan ave. to 300 feet east 

Robey St., Jackson to Van Buren 

Sedgwick st., Chicago ave. to Wendell 

Sedgwick st., Sophia to Centre , 

Sedgwick st.. North ave. to Wisconsin 

Seeley ave., Madison to Van Buren , 

South Park ave., 31st to 33d 

South Water st., Clark to River et 

Southwestern ave., Randolph to Madison , 

Superior st., Kingsbury to Sedgwick 

Superior st.. Rush to St. Clair 

Taylor st. (W.) Halsted to Centre ave. , 

Taylor st., State to Wells 

Taylor st. (W.) Canal to Halsted 

Third ave., 12th to 14th 

Third ave., Taylor to 12th 

Thirtieth st., Wabash ave. to Michigan ave 

Throop St., Harrison to Tyler 

Twelfth St. (W.) Ashland to Throop 

Twentieth st. (W.) Prairie ave. to Calumet ave 

Twenty -first St., Prairie ave. to Michigan ave 

Twenty-second st.. Centre ave. to Ashland ave 

Twenty-second St., Centre ave. to Ashland ave 

Twenty-third st.. Prairie ave. to Calumet ave 

Twenty-fifth St., South Park ave. to 300 feet east 



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Twenty -fifth st., Calumet ave. to Prairie ave 

Tyler st., Throop to Centre ave 

Tyler st., Throop to Centre ave 

Union st., Mitchell to 12th 

Union St., Mitchell to 12th 

Union sr., Lake lo Fulton 

Van Buren st. (W.) Iloync to Ashland ave 

Vernon ave., Douglas pi. to 600 feet south 

Walnut St., Robey to Hoyne 

Warren ave., Southweslern ave. to Ashland ave. 

Washington st. (W.) Leavitt to Western ave 

Western ave.. Van Buren to Lake 

Wisconsin st., Sedgwick to Franklin 

Wood St., Adams to Monroe 

Woodland Park, lamp posts in 



OPENINGS. WIDENINGS AND EXTENSIONS. 

Alley in B. 117, S. S. Addition, widening 

Alley in Spring's Subdivision, N W. frac. 14, Sec. 22, opening 

Campbell ave., Madison to 12th, opening 

Canal st., Lumber to 22d, opening 

Fullerton ave., section 32 to the lake, widening 

Henry st. to Morgan, opening 

Kossuth St., Murray's Addition, to Sanger st., opening 

La Bar st., in Butterfield's Addition, widening 

Larrabee st., Chicago ave. to Erie, opening 

Larrabee st., Chicago ave. to Erie, opening 

Logan et. to Archer ave., opening 

Logan St. to Archer ave., opening 

McGlashan st. to Archer ave., opening 

McGlashan st. to Archer ave., opening 

Oak St., Larrabee to Crosby, opening 

Pine St., Chicago ave. to Pearson, opening 

Pine St., Chicago ave. to Pearson, opening 

State St., 22d to Egan ave., widening 

State St., Madison to Jackson, widening 

State St., Jackson to 22d, widening 

Thirty-first St., Stewart ave. to Illinois and Michigan canal, opening... 

Vernon ave., Wahpanseh ave. to Egan, opening 

Wells St., Taylor to 12th 



PRIVATE DRAINS. 



Aberdeen st., Madison to Harrison 

Bryan pi., Randolph to Lake 

Calumet ave.. Cottage Grove ave. to 29th 

Canalport ave.. Canal to Halsted 

Canal st., 16th to 18th 

Canalport ave., Halsted to 22d 

Carl St., Wells to La Salle 

Charles st., Wells to Franklin 

Chicago ave., Clark to Pine 

Chicago ave. (W.) the river to Wood 

Clark St., 12th to 22d 

Clark St., Clark st. bridge to Polk 

Clybourne ave.. Division to North ave. . . 
Desplaines st., Van Buren to Harrison... 

Division st., the river to Noble 

Division st., Halsted to Larrabee 

Erie st.. Pine to Chicago River 

Fourth ave., Jackson to 12th 

Fourteenth St., Clark to State 

Fulton St., Clinton to Sangamon 

Griswold st., Jackson to Van Buren 

Halsted st.. Lake to Indiana 

Halsted st., Milwaukee ave. to the river.. 
Harrison st. (W.) Halsted to Centre ave.. 

Hubbard st., Jefferson to Rucker 

Huron st., Wells to Townsend 

Huron st., Clark to Wells 

Illinois St., Wells to Kingsbury 

Illinois St., Wells to State 

Indiana st. (W.) Desplaines to Noble 

Indiana St., Clark to St. Clair 

Indiana st. (W.) Desplaines to Noble 





Presented and 
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Indiana St.. Clark to the bridge 

Kinzie et., Clark to Eush 

Larrabee st., Clvbourne ave. to North ave 

Loomis St., Madison to Van Burrn 

Market st. (N.) Kinzie to Chicago ave 

Michigan st., Cass to N. Water 

Michigan ave., S. Water to Rush 

Milwaukee ave., Elston ave. to Division 

Moni-oe st. (W.) Halsted to Canal 

Ohio St., Clark to Kingsbury 

Park ave., Ashland ave. to Leavitt 

Polk St. (W.) Halsted to Ellsworth 

Prairie ave., 29th to 30th 

Quincy st., Clark to State 

Randolph st. (W.) Halsted to Union Park 

Reuben st.. Lake to Van Buren 

Sangamon st., Fulton to Milwaukee ave 

Sedgwick st., Division to North ave 

Sherman st., Harrison to Polk 

Sherman st., Jackson to Van Buren 

Sherman st., Harrison to Taylor 

South Park ave., 29th to Douglas pi 

Southwestern ave., Randolph to Madison 

Twenty-eighth st., Wabash ave. to Michigan ave. 

Twenty-first St., State to Michigan ave 

Twenty-first st., Michigan ave. to Calumet ave.. . 
Twenty-sixth St., Wabash ave. to South Park ave 

Third ave., Taylor to 12th 

Twelfth St. (W.) Halsted to Beach 

Twelfth St. (W.) Halsted to Ashland ave 

Union st., Madison to Milwaukee ave 

Van Buren st. (W.) Halsted to Loomis.. 

Warren ave., Reuben to Leavitt 

Water et. (S.) Michigan ave. to Central ave 

Wells St. (N.3 Division to Clark 



SIDEWALKS. 

Aberdeen st., Madison to Harrison 

Ada St., Hubbard to Kinzie 

Ada, St., Fourth to Madison 

Adams st, (W.) Wood to Robey 

Adams st. (W.) Leavitt to Western ave 

Adams st. (W.) Loomis to Ashland ave 

Alexander st., Wentworth ave. to Stewart ave. . . 
Alexander st., Wentworth ave. to Stewart ave. . . 

Archer ave.. Lime to Quarry 

Archer ave., State to Canal or Slip 

Archer ave.. Beers to Western ave 

Archer ave., Chicago River to Jones st 

Archer ave., Ogden Slip to Halsted 

Archer ave., Halsted to South Branch 

Armitage St., Wood to Elston ave 

Arnold St., 31st to 33d 

Arnold st., 23d to 24th 

Arnold St., Douglas pi. to Wapanseh ave 

Arnold st., 27th to 31st 

Asylum pi., Halsted to Clybourne ave 

Ashland ave., Blackhawk to North ave 

Auburn St., Attica to Douglas pi 

Baldwin st., Kinzie to Hubbard 

Bishop St., Madison to Washington 

Bissell St., Dayton to Willow 

Blackhawk st., Reuben to Ridgeville Road 

Blackhawk st., Reuben to Ridgeville Road 

Blair St.. Canalport ave. to south terminus Blair. 

Brown st., Mitchell to Wright 

Broom st., Indiana to Fourth 

Brown St., Mitchell to Maxwell 

Buddan st., 25th to 26th, 

Burlington St., 16th to 18th 

Burnside St., 34th to Douglas pi 

Bumside St., 37th to Egan ave 

Butterfield st., 37th to Egan ave 

Calumet ave., 21st to 20th 

Campbell ave., Harrison to Jackson 

Canalport ave., Halsted to Brown 

Carroll St., Halsted to Reuben 



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454 
431 
245 
298 
371 
245 
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244 
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432 
244 
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244 
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432 



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433 



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298 
21 
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276 



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671 
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171 
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122 
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367 
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672 
174 
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644 



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453 
453 
432 
276 
453 
454 
431 
245 
298 
371 
245 
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244 
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432 
244 
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244 
244 
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432 
432 
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454 
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499 
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298 
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123 
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367 
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671 
412 

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361 

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122 
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367 
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INDEX. 



Cayuga st., Halsted to Laurel 

Center st., Eacine to Larrabee 

Center ave., 22d to C, B. & Q,. R. R 

Center St., Racine to Halsted 

Chicago ave., Robey to Western ave 

Chicago ave., Paulina to Wood 

Churcn St., Blackhawk to North ave 

Clark St., Sophia to Asylum pi 

Clarinda St., Reuben to Wood 

Clybourne ave.. Division to North ave 

Clybourne ave.. North ave. to Sheffield ave 

Colfax St., 32d to Douglas pi 

Commercial St., North ave. to Wabansia ave 

Cork St., Paulina to Reuben 

Cottage pi., 3l8t to Cottage Grove Addition 

Courtland st., Holstein to Leavitt 

Coventry St., Wabansia ave. to Bloomingdale Road 

Crippin St., Indiana ave. to State 

Crittenden ave.. South Park ave. to Rhodes ave 

Crosby St., Larrabee to Division 

Dayton st., Sophia to Asylum pi 

Dayton st., Center to Clay 

Desplalnes st., Polk to 12th 

Dickson st.. North ave. to Blanche 

Diller st., Kinzie to Fulton 

Division st., Sedgwick to Clybourne ave 

Division St., State to Stone 

Division st. (W.) Houston to Lincoln 

Dix St., Chicago ave. to Front 

Douglas pL, Halsted to Laurel 

Douglas pi., Halsted to Wentworth ave 

Egan ave.. Lake ave. to Cottage Grove ave 

Elgin St., Stewart ave. to western terminus 

Elk St., Bowman to Ridgeville Road 

Erie st. (W.) Halsted to Paulina 

Erie st. (W.) Wood to Hoyne 

Erie st. (W.) Rucker to Noble 

Erie st. (W.) Wood to Hoyne 

Evans St., Fisk to Center ave 

F St., Halsted to Laurel 

Ferdinand st., Lincoln to Leavitt 

Ferdinand St., Leavitt to Oakley 

Fig St., Reuben to Milwaukee ave 

Front St., Fifth to Dix 

Forrest ave., Douglas pi. to 62? feet south 

Forrest ave., 32d to 33d 

Forrest ave., 31st to Douglas pi 

Forrest ave., 35th to 39th 

Foster st., Polk to B. 30, School Section Addition... 

Fourth St., Lincoln to Robey 

Fourth St., Noble to Reuben 

Fox pi., Elston rd. to Noble 

Fox St., Springer to 31st 

Fulton St., Lincoln to Wood 

Fulton St., Seymour to California 

Garibaldi St., 26th to 29th 

Grove st.. Archer ave. to 18th 

Harbine st., Lincoln to Campbell ave 

Harrison st. (W.) Campbell ave. to Western ave.\.. 

Harrison st. (W.) Leavitt to Western ave 

Hart St., Kinzie to Hubbard 

Hickory St., Deering to Chicago River 

Henry St., Loomis to Laflin 

Halstein St., Wilmot to Milwaukee ave 

Hoyne st., North ave. to Le Moyne 

Hoyne st., Harrison to Lexington 

Huron st., Townsend lo Kingsbury 

Iowa St., Wood to Lincoln 

Jackson st. (W.) Western ave. to Rockwell 

Jackson st. (W.) Honore to Lincoln 

Jackson st. (W.) Leavitt to Western ave 

Jackson st. (W.) Rockwell to Cutler 

John St., Halsted to Green's S. B. Addition 

Kinzie st. (W.) Paulina to Wood , 

Knerr St., Clybourne ave. to Sheffield ave 

Lake st. (W.) C, C. & I. C. R. R. to California 

Lake st. (W.) Paulina to Western ave , 

Leavitt St., Milwaukee ave. to Courtland 

Lincoln st., Fourth to Chicago ave 



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173 
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362 
412 
411 
362 
645 
672 

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645 
413 
409 
671 

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172 
174 
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367 
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40 
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672 

362 

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524 
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360 
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645 
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449 
267 
412 
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362 
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411 
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672 

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361 

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645 
413 
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172 
174 
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367 
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40 
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672 

362 

477 
524 
402 

40 
644 

40 
409 

41 
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171 
122 

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39 
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360 
671 
645 
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451 
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XXV 



Lincoln st., Van Bnren to Jackson, 

Lock St., Archer ave. to Fuller 

Lowe St., Esplanade to Douglas pi 

Lyman st., Deering to Lock 

McGlashen St., Archer ave. to 22d 

McGrath St., Hoyne to 120 feet east of Leavitt 

McGregor St., Wentworth ave. to Butler 

Madisou st. (W.) Centre ave. to Western ave 

Main St., 31st to Wrong 

Margaret St., Catherine to Mitchell 

Marshfield st., Van Buren to Jackson 

Mary St., Archer ave. to Hickory 

Menominee St., Sedgwick to Larrabee 

Menominee st., Clark to Sedgwick 

Mill St., Reuben to Jones , 

Milwaukee ave., Kinzie to Lake 

Milwaukee ave., Reuben to Wood 

Mitchell St., Waller to Halsted 

Mohawk St., Centre to Wisconsin 

Monroe st. (W.) Western ave. to western terminus 

Monroe st. (W.) Leavitt to Western ave 

Murray St., Kossuth to Archer ave 

Napoleon pi., Buddan to Wentworth ave 

Noble St., Kinzie to Hubbard 

Noble St., Division to Bradley 

Noble St., 4th to Cornelia 

North ave., from River to Ridgeville rd 

North ave., Milwaukee ave., to California 

Onondaga st., Laurel to Halsted 

Osborne st., Indiana to 4th , 

Page St., Kinzie to Hubbard 

Paulina St., Van Buren to York 

Polk St., Halsted to Clinton 

Prairie ave., Wapansehave to Douglas pi , 

Prairie ave., 35th to 36th 

Prairie ave., 37th to 39th 

Racine st., Centre to Fullerton ave 

Randolph st., Market to the River 

Rawson st., McHenry to Elston ave 

Ray St., Prairie ave. to South Park ave 

Rebecca st., Reuben to Wood 

Rice St., Wood to Lincoln 

Ridgeville rd., Milwaukee ave. to Bloomingdale rd. . . 

Roberts St., Erie to Chicago ave 

Robey St., Kinzie to Hubbard 

Robey St., Van Buren to Harrison 

Ruble St., Elizabeth to Canalport ave 

Rumsey St., Emily to Augusta 

Sampson st., Lafiin to Reuben 

Sampson st., Ashland ave. to Wood 

Sangamon St., Fulton to Erie 

Second st.. Wood to Hoyne , 

Second st., Paulina to Hoyne 

Selah St., Hobbie to Division 

Seymour st., Kinzie to Lake 

Shurtliff ave., Napoleon pi. to Whitehouse pi 

Sixteenth st. (W.) Centre ave. to Blue Island ave 

Sixteenth st. (W.) Halsted to Brown 

Sophia St., Orchard to Fremont 

Sophia St., Larrabee to Halsted 

South Park ave., 22d to 26th 

Southwestern ave., Madison to Robey 

Staunton st., Madison to Lake 

St. Clair st., Michigan to Superior , 

Stewart ave., Archer ave to Grove 

Stone St., Division to Scott 

Temple St., 2d to Chicago ave 

Thirtieth St., Clark to Wentworth ave 

Thirtieth st., Butterfield to Wentworth ave 

Thirty-first St., Cottage Grove ave. to I. C. R. R 

Thirty -first St., State to Indiana ave 

Thiriy-second St., Cottage Grove ave. to Prairie ave. . 
Thirty-seventh St., Vincennes ave. to South Park ave 

Throop St., Mitchell to C, B. & Q. R. R 

Twelfth St. (W.) Halsted to South Branch 

Twentieth St., State to Grove 

Twentieth st.. Prairie ave. to Calomet ave 

Twenty -first St., Stewart ave. to Purple 

Twenty -first St., Stewart ave. to State 



























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XXVI 



INDEX. 



Twenty-second st. (W.) Morgan to Halsted 

Tweuty-second st. (W.) Laflin to Blue Island ave 

Twenty-third st., Wentworth ave. to Buddan 

Twenty-fifth St., Stewart ave. to Wentworth ave 

Twenty-eighth st., Wabash ave. to State 

Twenty-ninth St., Michigan ave. to State 

Twenty-ninth St., State to Wentworth ave 

Ullman St., N. line of out lot 7 to S. line of out lot 11, S. W. 14 N. E. }4 Sec, 

Union St., Luke to 18th 

Union pi., 22d to Union 

Van Buren st. (W.) Western ave. to Rockwell 

Vernon ave., Douglas pi. to Wapanseh ave 

Wabash ave., 32d to 33d 

Wallace St., 26th to Napoleon pi 

Wapanseh ave., Gotlage Grove ave. to I. C. R. R 

Warren ave., Stanton to California 

Washington st. (W.) Stanton to California 

Wayman St., Jeflerson to Halsted 

Wendell si., Market to Sedgwick 

Wentworth ave., 31st to 33d 

Western ave., Madison to Harrison 

Western ave.. Lake to Grand 

Wilcox St., Western ave. to California 

Willow St., Dayton to Clybourne ave 

Wood St., 22d to Harbine 

Wood St., Iowa to Chicago ave 

Wood St., Division to Milwaukee ave 

Wood St., Iowa to Division 

Wood St., Tyler to Van Buren 

Wood St., Chicago ave. to Augusta 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 



Adams st. (W.) curbing, filling, and paving, Ashland ave. toRobey 

Alley, curbing, filling, and planking through B. 95, School Sec. Add 

Alley, filling, grading, and planking through B. 24, Kinzie's Add 

Alley, grading and planking, in B. 22, Kinzie's Add 

Alley, planking, E. and W., through B. 16, Kinzie's Add 

Alley, filling and planking in B. 8, Wolcott's, and B. 13, Kinzie's Add 

Alley, filling, grading, and planking, bet. 3d ave. and State, Harrison to B. 
137, School Sec. Add 



bet. 3d ave. and State, Van Buren to B. 138, 



Alley, filling and 
School Sec. Add 

Alley, filling and planking, B. 9, Wolcott's, and B. 14, Kinzie's Add 

Alley, curbing, filling, and planking, running E. and W. through B. 50, 

School Sec. Add 

Alley, curbing, filling, and planking, B. 16, Herrington's Add 

Alley, filling, grading, and planking, in B. 5, Seaman's Sub., Sec. 22 

Alley, curbing, tilling, and planking, N. and S., 16th to 18ih sts., bet. Wa- 
bash and Michigan avs 

Alley, curbing, tilling, and planking, B. 95, School Sec. Add 

Alley, tilling and planking, bet. Blue Island ave. and Morgan, Polk, and 

Hope sts 

Alley, filling and planking, bet. Lytle st. and Centre ave., and bet. W. Tay- 
lor and W. I2lh sts 

Alley, filling and planking, running through B.'27, Walsh's bub.. Sec. 20, 39, 

14, from W. 2;4d st. to English 

Alley, filling and planking, N. and S., through B. 28, School Sec. Add 

Alley, curbing, tilling, and planking, B. 135 and 136, School Sec. Add 

Alley, planking, E. and W., through B. 5J, School Sec. Add 

" ~ . ™ .. 44 gg^,_ 7 

ste., bet. W. Indiana 

Alley, grading and planking, from Rucker to Elizabeth sts., bet. W. Indiana 
and Hunt 



Auey, piaiiKing, jBi. ana w., tnrougn jd. oj, ocnooi oec. . 
Alley, filling and planking, E. and W., through N. B. 
Alley, grading and planking, from Rucker to Elizabeths 
and Hunt sts 



Alley, curbing, grading, filling, and planking, E. and W., through B. 41, 
Original Town of Chicago 

Alleys, cindering, bet. W. 12th and W. Taylor sts., and between Lytle st. 
and Center ave 

Alleys, filling and planking, in B. 10, C. T. Sub., S. E. 14 Sec. 17 

Alley, filling and paving, in B. 117, School Sec. Add 

Alley, filling and planking, in B. 38, School Sec. Add 

Belden ave., grading and macad. from N. Clark to N. Halsted 

Belden ave., grading and macad., from Clark to Halsted (published, 449) 

Bryan pi., curbing, grading, and paving, from Randolph to Lake 

Bryan pi., curbing, grading, and paving, from Randolph to Lake 

Canalport ave., curbing, filling, and paving, from Halsted to Morgan 







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xxvn 



Carl St., curbing, grading and paving, from La Salle to Wells 

Centre ave., cur Ding, grading and paving, from Madison to Harrison 

Central ave., paving, from S. Water to 458 feet south 

Charles St., curbing and filling, from Wells to Franklin 

Chicago ave., walling, filling and paving, from Milwaukee ave. to Lot 9, B. 

99, Elston's Addition 

Clark St., curbing and repaving, from river to south line Van Buren 

Clark St., repairing, curb walls, and repaving, from Van Buren to Polk 

Clark St., rebuilding and repairing curb walls, and repaving ti-om the river 

to Van Buren 

Clark St., repaving, from Van Buren to Polk, (published, 447.) 

Clark St., repaving, from Kiver to Van Buren, (published, 447.) 

Clybourne ave., grading and cindering, from Clybourne pi. to Fullerton ave. 
Cottage Grove ave., curbing, grading and paving, from 22d to 26th 



Cottage Grove ave, curbing, grading and paving, from 26th to 3Uth 

Depuyster St., curbing, filling, grading and paviug, from Desplaines to Halsted 
Division St., curbing, filling and cindering, from N. B. Canal to N. B. River. 
Division St., curbing, filling and paving, from Clybourne ave. to N. Halsted. 
Douglas pi., curbing, grading and paving, from South Park ave to I. C. R. R 

Egan ave., grading and graveling, from State to Lake ave 

Eagle St., curbing, filling and paving, from Desplaines to Halsted 

Eighteenth st., curbing, filling and paving, gutters from Wabash ave. to ter- 
minus of 18th 

Elston ave., cindering, from W. Clybourne pi. to centre of Fullerton ave.... 

Foster St., curbing and filling, from Polk to Harrison 

Fourth ave., curbing and filling, from Jackson to Taylor 

Fourteenth st., walling, filling and paving, from State to Clark 

Fourteenth St., curbing, filling and paving, from State to Clark 

Franklin st., curbing and filling, from Adams to Van Buren 

Fulton St., curbing, filling, grading and paving, from Clinton to Sangamon.. 

Goethe St., curbing, filling and paving, from Sedgwick to Clark 

Green St., curbing, filling and paving, from Madison to Fulton 

Green st., curbing, filling, grading and paving, from Harrison to Madison. .. 
Halsted st. (N.) grading and graveling, from North ave. to Fullerton ave — 
Halsted st. (N.) curbing, filling and paving, from Milwaukee ave. to river... 

Harrison st. (W.) curbing, grading and paving, from Halsted to Centre 

Hawthorne ave., grading and macadamizing, from Larrabee to Halsted 

Hooker St., grading and macadamizing, from Halsted to Division 

Hubbard st., curbing, filling and paving, from Milwaukee ave. to Rucker . . . 

Huron St., curbing and filling, from Wells. to Clark 

Huron St., curbing and filling, from Townsend to Kingsbury 

Illinois St., curbing, filling, grading and paving, from State to St. Clair 

Indiana st., curbing, filling and paving, from Clark to Assessor's div. of that 

part of E. ^4 of N. W. 14 Sec. 9, E. of Chicago River 

Indiana st., curbing, filling and paving, from Clark to Assessors div. of that 

part of E. 1/2 of N. W. 14 Sec 9 

Indiana st. (W.) curbing, filling and paving, from Desplaines to Rucker 

Jackson st. (W.) paving, from Canal to Halsted 

Kingsbury st., curbing, filling and macadamizing, from Chicago ave. to a 

point 150 feet S. of Erie 

Kingsbury st., curbing and filling, from Chicago ave. to Erie 

Lake st., repaving from State to river 

Lpomis St., curbing, grading and paving, from Madison to Van Buren 

Larrabee St., curbing, filling and paving, from Claybourne ave, to North ave. 
Larrabee st., curbing, filling and paving, from Clybourne ave. to North ave.. 
Larrabee st., curbing, filling and paving, from Chicago ave. to Clybourne ave 

La Salle st. (N.) curbing, filling and paving, from Division to Clark 

La Salle st. (N.) curbing, filling and grading, from Division to Clark 

La Salle st. (N.) curbing, filling and paving, from Michigan to river 

La Salle st. (N.) curbing, filling andj)aving, from Michigan to Chicago ave.. 

Lydia st., curbing and filling, from Desplaines to Halsted 

Madison st., curbing, filling, grading and paving, from State to Michigan ave 
Market st. (N.) curbing, filling and paving, from Chicago ave. to Division. . . 

Market St., curbing, filling and paving, from Randolph to Lake 

Meridian st., curbing and filling, from Desplaines to Halsted 

Michigan ave., resetting curb stones from S. Water to river 

Michigan st., filling, grading and paving, from Cass to St. Clair 

Michigan ave., grading and graveling, from 29th to Egan ave _ 

Milwaukee ave., curbing, filling and paving, from Elston rd. to Division 

Milwaukee ave., curbing, filling and paving, from Division to Elston rd 

Monroe st. (W.) paving, from Canal to Halsted 

Monroe 8t.i(W.) curbing, filling and paving, from Halsted to Aberdeen 

North ave., filling, leveling and grading, from Milwaukee ave. to Western ave. 

North ave., curbing, filling and paving, from Wells to Dearborn 

Oak St., walling, filling and paving, from Wells to Larrabee 

Ontario St., curbing and filling, from Clark to Kingsbury 

Ontario St., curbing, filling and paving, from Clark to Dearborn 

Pearson St., curbing, grading and paving, from Rush to Sub-lot 17, B. 20, C. 
T. Sub., Sec. 3 



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INDEX. 



Peoria St., curbing, fllltng, grading and paving, from Harrison to Fulton — 

Pine St., curbing, grading, filling and paving, from Chicago ave. to Whitney 

Prairie ave., curbing, grading and paving, from Cottage Grove ave. to 29th. . 

Prairie ave., curbing, grading and paving, from Cottage Grove ave. to 30th. . 

Qnincy st., curbing, filling and paving, from Clark to Market 

Kandolph et. (W.) curbing, filling and paving, from Halsted to Union Park. 

River St., curbing, ballasting and paving with concrete, from Water to Mich- 
igan ave 

Sedgwick st., macadamizing, from Chicago ave. to Division 

Sedgwick st., macadamizing, from Chicago ave. to Division 

Sedgwick St., curbing, filling and paving, from Chicago ave. to Division 

Sedgwick st., curbing, from Division to North ave 

Sheldon et., curbing, grading and paving, from Madison to Randolph 

Sixteenth st., resetting curb stones and paving, from State to Michigan ave. 

South Park ave., curbing, grading and paving, from 29th to Douglas pi 

Southwestern ave., improving, from 12th to present terminus 

Southwestern ave., improving, from 12th to city limits (Pub. 365) 

Southwestern ave., curbing, grading and paving, from Randolph to Madison. 

Southwestern ave., curbing, filling and paving, from Madison to Harrison . .. 

Southwestern ave., grading and macadamizing from Madison to Western ave 

State St., paving, from South Water to Madison 

State St., paving, from South Water to Madison 

State St., paving, from South Water to Madison 

Superior st., curbing, filling and paving, from Pine to St. Clair 

Superior St., curbing and filling, from Clark to Kingsbury 

Taylor st., curbing, filling, aud paving. State to Clark 

Taylor st., curbing, filling, and paving, Clark to State 

Taylor st., curbing, filling, and paving, Clark to Wells 

Third ave., curbing and filling, Jackson to Taylor 

Third ave., curbing and filling, Taylor to 12th 

Townsend St., curbing and filling, White to Oak 

Townsend St., curbing and filling. White to Oak 

Twelfth St. <W.) curbing, filling, and paving, Centre ave. to Ashland ave 

Twelfth St. (W.) curbing, filling, and paving, Halsted to Centre ave 

Twentieth st., curbing, filling, grading, graveling, and paving gutters. State 
to I. C. R. R 

Twenty-first st., filling, grading, and paving, State to Michigan ave 

Twenty-first st., curbing, filling, and paving. State to Calumet ave 

Twenty-second st. (W.) grading and planking, Reuben to Robey 

Twenty-third st., curbing, filling, grading, and paving, State to S. Park ave. 

Twenty-fourth st, curbing, filling, and paving, State to Wabash ave 

Twenty-fourth st,. curbing and paving, Wabash ave. to Calumet ave 

Twenty-sixth at., curbing, filling and paving, Wabash ave. to S. Park ave. .. 

Twenty-eighth st., curbing, grading and paving, State to Wabash ave 

Twenty-eighth st., curbing and paving. Michigan ave. to Wabash ave 

Vincennes ave., grading and graveling, Douglas pi. to Egan ave 

Warren ave., curbing, filling, and paving, Ashland ave. to Leavitt 

Washington st. (W.) curbing, filling, grading, and paving, Ashland ave. to 
Leavitt 

Water st. (S.) paving, from Michigan ave. to Central ave 

Water st. (N.) planking. Rush to B. 33, Kinzie's Add 

Western ave., grading and cindering. State to I. & M. Canal 

Western ave., cindering, C. & St. L. crossing to I, & M. Canal 

VACATIONS. 

Aberdeen st., 11th to 12th 

Alleys, B. 17, Smith's Sub. of N. E. 14 of N. E. 14 of Sec. 18 

Alleys in Wilder's South Add., bet. lots 13 and 18 

Alleys in B. 6, Ashland's Add 

Alleys in B. 11. Ashland's Add 

Alleys bet. Michigan ave. and Indiana ave., and Crippen and Eda sts 

Alleys in B. 1, Smith's Sub., N. E. 14 of N. E. % Sec. 18 

Alley east of and adjoining lots 15 to 32, B. 116, School Sec. Add 

Alley west of lot 4, B. 5, Smith's Sub. of N. E. }^ of N. E. 14 Sec. 18 

Alley, B. 24, Ashland 2d Add 

Alley in Sub-lots 39 and 40 of lots 14 to 19 and part of 13, N. Add. to Chicago 

Alley, N. H B. 64, C. T. Sub., Sec. 7 

Alley in B. 5, School Sec. Add 

Cortez and Brown sts., in Cliff"ord's Add 

Erie St., of part in Russell, Mather & Roberts' Add 

Fleetwood and Redfield sts., parts of 

Fleetwood st., Rawsen to Wabansia ave ■ 

Harper st. and 3 alleys in B. 17, Ass. Div. of E. H of S. E. 14 Sec. 18, 39, 14. . . 

Hoey St., in B. 24, S. Frac. Sec. 29 

Lumber St., bet. TJnion and Halsted 

Lumber st., S. of B. lib, Green's South Branch Add 

Lumber st., bet. Joy's Canal and Green's South Branch- Add 

Pine St., Chicago ave. to Pearson 



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535 
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466 

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481 
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68 

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535 
294 
517 
643 
433 
434 
21 
372 
372 
372 
299 
299 
536 
434 
434 

517 
48 
414 
299 
500 
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431 
554 
324 
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517 
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481 



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170 
121 
121 
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248 
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449 
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122 

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502 



INDEX. 



Putnam and other streets and alleys in Russell, Mather and Roberts' Add. 

Street in De Stabile's Sub. of lot 9, in Ogden's Sub 

Washington pi., Webster pi. and Wright pi., in Wright's Add 



WATER SERVICE PIPES. 

Aberdeen st., Madison to Harrison 

Adams St., Ashland to Robey 

Ashland ave., Lake to Van Buren 

Bryan pi., Randolph to Lake 

Calumet ave.. Cottage Grove ave. to 29th 

Canal st., 16th to 18th 

Canalport ave.. Canal to Halsted , 

Canalport ave.. Canal to Halsted 

Canalport ave., Halsted to 22d , 

Carl St., Wells to La Salle , 

Center ave., Madison to Van Buren . . 

Center ave., Van Buren to Harrison 

Charles pi.. Wells to Franklin 

Chicago ave., Milwaukee ave. to Blston's Add.. , 

Chicago ave., Milwaukee ave. to Wood 

Clark St., 12th to 22d 

Clark St., river to Polk , 

Depuyster st., Desplaines to Halsted , 

Division St., Larrabee to Halsted 

Division st.. Noble to Chicago ave , 

Division st., Clybourne ave. to Larrabee 

Douglas pi., South Park ave. to I. C. R. R 

Eighteenth st., Wabash ave. to I. C. E. R 

Erie st., Chicago River to Pine , 

Fourth ave., Jackson to Taylor 

Fourth ave., Taylor to 12th , 

Fourteenth st.. State to Clark 

Franklin St., Adams to Van Buren 

Fulton St., Clinton to Sangamon 

Green st., Madison to Fulton 

Green st., Harrison to Madison 

Griswold St., Jackson to Van Buren 

Harrison st., Halsted to Center ave 

Hubbard St., Jefferson to Rucker , 

Huron st., Kingsbury toTownsend 

Hlinois st.. Wells to Kingsbury 

Hlinois st., Wells to Kingsbury 

Illinois St., Wells to State 

Indiana st., Clark to Sec. 9 

Indiana st., Clark to St. Clair 

Indiana st. (W) Desplaines to the river 

Jackson St., Canal to Halsted 

Kingsbury st., Chicago ave. to Erie 

Kinzie st., Clark to Rush 

Larrabee st., Chicago ave to Erie 

Larrabee st., Clybourne ave. to North ave 

La Salle st.. Division to Clark 

Loomis St., Madison to Van Buren 

Madison St., State to Michigan ave 

Market st., Chicago ave to Division 

Meridian St., Halsted to Desplaines 

Michigan ave.. South Water to River 

Michigan st., Cass to St. Clair 

Monroe st., State to Clark 

Monroe st. (W.) Canal to Centre ave 

North ave.. Wells to Clark 

Oak St., Wells to Larrabee 

Ontario St., Clark to Kingsbury 

Park ave.jAshland ave. to Leavitt 

Polk St. (W.) Halsted to Ellsworth 

Prairie ave., 29th to 30th 

Quincy St., State to Clark 

Quincy st.. State to Clark 

Randolph st. (W.) Halsted to Union Park 

Sedgwick st., Division to North ave 

Sedgwick st., Chicago ave. to Division 

Sheldon st., Madison to Randolph 

Sherman st., Jackson to Van Buren 

Sixteenth st.. State to Michigan ave 

South Park ave., 22d to Douglas pi 

Southwestern ave., Randolph to Madison 

State St., South Water to Madison 



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534 


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452 


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276 


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298 




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415 


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518 


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482 




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482 


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452 


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INDEX. 



Superior St., Clark to Kingsbury 

Superior St., Pine to Cass 

Taylor st., Clark to State 

Taylor St., Clark to Wells 

Third ave., Jackson to Taylor 

Third ave., Jackson to Taylor 

Third ave., Taylor to 12th 

Tveelfth st., Halsted to Archer ave , 

Twenty-eighth st., Wabash ave. to Michigan ave. 

Twenty-flrst st.. State to Michigan ave 

Twenty-flrst st., Michigan ave. to Calumet ave 

Twenty -fourth st., Wabash ave. to Calumet ave. ., 

Twenty-second st.. State to Grove 

Twenty-sixth st.. South Park ave. to Wabash ave 

Twenty-third st.. State to South Park ave 

U nion st., Madison to Milwaukee ave 

V^n Buren st., Loomis to Ashland ave 

Warren ave., Reuben to Leavitt 

Washington st., State to Franklin 

Washington st., Reuben to Leavitt 

Wells St., Division to N. Clark 



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OFFICIAL BONDS. 

Page. 

Amberg, Adam L., Clerk Police Court, S. D Approved 17 

Barsley, A. L. Constable " 9 

Bartels, Louis, Constable " 376 

Baynes, Geo., Constable " 10 

Connolly, P. J., Constable " 9 

Crumpton, W. R., Constable. " 10 

Dempsey, Wm. E., Constable " 9 

Desiness, Geo., Consable " 9 

Deutsch, Jacob, Constable " 31 

Dibos, M. H., Constable , " lO 

Dwyer, P. H., Constable " 76 

Fitzpatrick, M. Constable " 10 

Fleming, M., Constable " 9 

Fox, Royal, Constable " 1q 

Gage, D. A., City Treasurer Corporation Counsel 10 

Gage, D. A., City Treasurer Approved 13 

Gallagher, James, Constable " 14 

Hale, Chas. F., Constable " 70 

Hartman, Geo., Constable " 9 

Haves, Wm. B., Constable " 45 

Holderness, Joseph, Constable " 95 

Holt, John T., Constable " 31 

Jarneke, Wm., Constable " 10 

Kelly, Frank, Constable " 10- 

Kenny, Robt., Constable " 10 

Killich, James E., Constable " 96 

Klein, Jacob C, Constable " 10 

Koehler, Philip, Constable " 31 

Laughlin, John, Constable " 45 

Lull, Joel, Constable " 31 

McLane, C. O., Constable " 96 

McMahon, Thos., Constable " 70 

Martin, Fred., Constable " 95 

Matson, C. R., Clerk Police Court " 9 

Michelson, A., Constable " 45 

Moore, John M., Constable " 13 

Moynihan, A., Constable " 70 

Norton, B. 8., Constable " 25 

Northnagel, Ed.. Constable . . " 95 

Onahan,^W. J. City Collector " 13 

Plaike, N. M., Constable " 45 

Pratt, E. W., Constable " 95 

Prindiville, R., Commissioner of Board of Public Works " 25 

Savage. John, Constable " 70 

Scanlon, G. D., Constable " 10 

Scully, M., Clerk Police Court, N. D " 17 

Shoemaker, John, Constable " 10 

Smith, Albert, Constable " 13 

Summerfield, Luclan, Constable " 131 

Taylor, George, Comptroller '• 26 



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Tobleman, A. H., Constable " 131 

Tunison, John, Police Constable, S. D " 25 

Wagenfuehr, Ferdinand, Constable " 31 

Winkleman, J. C, Fish Inspector " 17 

Worden, B., Constable " 266 

Wylie, David, Oil Inspector " 25 



Ye'lverton, Wm., Police Constable, N. D 



PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Aberdeen st., relative to special assessment for paving Local Assmt. 376 

Accidents, caused by improperly building walls Piiblisbed 520 

Adams st., relative to payment for land condemned by opening Finance 125 

Aiken, Elizabeth, free license Mayor b53 

Appel, tJbarles, free license Granted 484 

Austin, A. N., for appointment as City Physician Bridewell 299 

Appointment, special committee to settle Lake front difficulties Filed 242 

Arcade Court, relative to lighting of Gas Lights 496 

Armory building, asking B P. W. not to expend any more money for Accepted 181 

Armory building, relative to condition of .Gas Lights 520 

Arnold, I. N., relative to confirming a deed by the city Corp. Counsel 305 

Assessment, relative to, on horse railways Published and referred 154 

Asylum pL, relative to change name of 240 

Automatic fire boxes, relative to Published and referred 478 

Automatic fire boxes, relative to " 44 gg^ 

Balkam, A. L., for free intelligence office license Licenses 582 

Bates, R., for free license Granted 582 

Balcher, T. S., for free peddler's license Licenses (56 

Bathing houses, relative to establishing of Police 255 

Becker, Charles, for free peddler's license Licenses 66 

Beier, Aaron, for free peddler's license Granted 461 

Bell, Wm. A., reiative to purchase of an eagle sculptured in marble Public Buildings 164 

Benjamin, G. J., for pay for arresting horse thief Finance ISO 

Brenner, G., for license to render lard Licenses 311 

Betzer, Catherine, for free peddler's license " 256 

Betticher, P. D., for interest on sewer vouchers Finance 633 

Billiard tables, license of, to be reduced Licenses 214 

Billings, Henry F., for release of bail bond ; Finance 46 

Bituminous Eock Paving Co., to examine their pavement B. P. W. 377 

Blaney, Wm., for free peddler's license Licenses 30 

Board of Supervisors, for payment of $25,000 due on the W. Vz of the Court House Finance 14 

Board of Supervisors, for removal of hack stand from Clark st County Relations 620 

Board of Supervisors, for use of room under City Hall stairs Public Buildings 531 

Board of Supervisors, for permission to erect a morgue on Block 65, of Russell, Mather and Robert's 

Addition to Chicago County Relations 653 

Boldenwick, L. H., for extras on contract for work on City Hall Finance 519 

Bond, Thomas, compensation for injury to buggy " 461 

Boone, D. L., appointment of Ed. Jennings as special policeman Board of Police 94 

Booth, A., for compensation for loss of awuing by fire Finance 17 

Bour, F., free peddler's license Mayor 376 

Bracher, Joseph, for free peddler's license Granted 409 

Bradish, Lucretia, for compensation as a witness in Recorder's Court Finance 18 

Bradner, Charney & Co., for lease of foot of Quarry st S. & A., S. D. 95 

Bradner, Charney & Co., for use of condemned fire hose F. & W. 376 

Bradner, Charney & Co., for use of condemned fire hose F. & W. 462 

Breit, D., for contract for removing dead aniiaals Finance 409 

Brennan, John A., for appointment of Inspector of Gas Metres Gas Lights 208 

Brennan, E. C, for appointment as City Weigher Markets 131 

Bresner, Henry, for free peddler's license Licenses 67 

Bridewell, relative to management of Bridewell 10 

Bridewell, relative to enclosure of to be constructed by convict labor Sp. Com. Bridewell 521 

Brookfield, James, for rebate on license Licenses 17 

Bross, Wm., to refund personal property tax paid by the Mutual Life Ins. Co Judiciary 234 

Brown, Julia B., for free intelligence office license Mayor 250 

Brueck, A., for free peddler's license Licenses 130 

Buckley, Mary, for a free saloon license Licenses 130 

Burns, John, for reduction of taxes Tax Commissioner 46 

Butler, L. H., for the purchase of school land in the town of Jefferson Schools 95 

Callaghan, D., for free peddler's license Licenses 207 

California Visitors, relative to bills for entertainment of Published and Filed 150 

Camp, A. S., for license as required by sections 2 and 3, Chapter 27, Revised Ordinances Licenses 164 

Carpenter, Harriet E., to prohibit raids on houses of prostitution Police 67 

Census. City, relative to taking of Finance 131 

Census, City, relative to taking of Judiciary 272 

Chairs for use of Jury Room Finance 164 

Chadwick, C. C, relative to anti-freezing lamps Gas Lights 295 

Charles st., removal of stone from S. & A. 8. D. 63« 

Charter, relative to compiling of Judiciary 47 

Chicago Kelief ana Aid Society, asking for the use of Union Street Station Granted 9 

Chicago River, relative to plan of cleaning, by E. G. Blatherwick B. P. W. 464 

Chloroform, relative to use of Judiciary 17 

Clark, Joseph, appointment as special policeman Police 30 

Clark, D. W., relative to cows running at large S. & A. W. D. 208 

Class, C. F., allowance for medicine furnished to E. O. Coote Finance 47 

City fund, relative to deposit of Judiciary 18 



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City Attorney's report of suits pending and determined Filed 105 

City Hall, relative to erecting a clock in same by Giles Bros Finance 460 

Collins, John, for free peddler's license Granted 305 

Commercial National Bank, for remission of personal tax Judiciary 18 

Connolly, John, for free peddlers license Licenses 154 

Conroy, Michael, relative to rules for peddling " 266 

Constitutional Convention, action of, pertaining to municipal corporations Accepted 93 

Cook Bros., for license, as required by Sec. 2 and 3 of Chapter 27 Licenses 164 

Coolidge street, for lamp posts on B. P. W. 478 

Cornfeld, Isaac, for free license Licenses 163 

Cowell, John, compensation for personal injuries . .Finance 632 

Coyne, Charles, for free license Licenses 653 

Crown, Timothy, for free license Granted 46 

Crouden, Wm., for free license " 300 

Cunningham, J., for free license Licenses 18 

Daly, John, for free license " 211 

Damages, on account of filling 22d st Finance 66 

Damages, for injuries to Martin O'Brennan ■. " 164 

Dead House, for removal of Police 437 

Dearborn Park, relative to condition of Finance 46 

Dearborn School lot, relative to lease of by Wright & Tyrrell W. & P. G. 256 

De Lew, A., for free license Granted 300 

Dehn, Ottelia, for free license Licenses 46 

Dewitz, Conrad, to remove dummy from State st Railroads 30 

Dickinson, Leach & Co., for license, as recjuired by Sec. 2 and 3, Chapter 97 Licenses 164 

Dillon, John, compensation for personal injuries Finance 632 

Diversy, Barbara, to construct bay window in her residence B. P. W. 679 

Downey, Margaret, for free peddler's license Licenses 131 

Driving cattle on Halsted st., to prohibit Police 556 

Duffy, John C, for free peddler's license Licenses 46 

Ducks and geese running at large, to prohibit S. & A. W. D. 240 

Edwards, Charles M., and others, for compensation as special police for Board of Health Finance 164 

Egger, Charles, for free peddler's license Mayor 26 

Eisenberg, M., for free peddler's license Licenses 130 

Ellis, T. T., for compensation for medical attendance Finance 211 

Ellison, Thomas, for free peddlers license Licenses 46 

English St., for sidewalk on B. P. W. 632 

Ernshaw, Daniel, for renewal of lease of N. Yt B. 87, School Sec. Add Schools 95 

Express stands, relative to Accepted 94 

Expressmen, to use south side of Randolph st. for an express stand Police 95 

Expressmen, refunding fines, and have express stands designated " 94 

Express stands, establishment of " l30 

Extinguishers, to place in public buildings F. & W. l30 

Fachlam, John, free license Granted 436 

Farwell, J. V., removal of obstructions from sidewalks f S. & A. S. D. 154 

Fechter, Henry A., compensation for personal injuries Finance 211 

Fenerstein, John, free license Licenses lt>9 

Fire Engine, and lot for same in 5th Ward Filed 1^2 

Fingrish, for free license Licenses 207 

Firemens Uniform, for purchase of Finance 583 

Fitch, E. P., free peddler's license Licenses 46 

Pinnel, Joseph, free peddler's license " ip 

Flemming, George, free peddler's license Granted 30 

Flood, James, free peddler's license Licenses 130 

Foley, Daniel, free peddler's license " 3<6 

Frattner, M., for transfer of saloon license " 521 

Frederichs, J., for free peddler's license " 295 

Frei, Aaron, free peddler's license Mayor 377 

Friedenburg, O. M.. free peddler's license Licenses 1^9 

Freigast, J., free peddler's license " 4^ 

Frey, Wm., free peddler's license " 67 

Fruit, relative to packages of Markets 250 

Gabriel, Franz, free peddler's license Licenses ■^<S 

Gage, D. A., communication of, inclosing his ofScial bond Finance 5 

Gallagher, John, free peddler's license Mayor 46 

Galleby, Mary, free peddler's license, Granted 473 

Gaetz, W., free peddler's license Granted 632 

Gas pipe, on Burnside St., 27th to 31st B. P. W. 557 

Gas pipe, on Desplaines St., Harrison to Polk " 300 

Gas pipe, in Grove st " 154 

Gas pipe, in Foster st " 300 

Gas pipe, in Hurlbut st " 633 

Gas pipe, in Schiller st " 255 

Gas, relative to manufacture of, by Carpenter's improved method Gas Lights 26 

Gassen, John, free peddler's license Mayor 484 

Gempel, J. D., free peddler's license Granted 26 

Getkes, Joseph, free peddler's license " 376 

Gilbert, Lucmda, for appropriation for library for prisoners Finance 532 

Ginberg, Louis, free peddler's license Licenses 211 

Goldstein, Morris, for rebate on license. . • Finance 376 

Goodrich Transportation Co., for compensation for damages sustained by Steamer Orion in 

passing Polk St. bridge H. & B. 18 

Gould Bros., to lay track on Beach st Railroads 94 

Grade, change of, on Jackson, Clark, Quincy and La Salle sts B. P. W. 632 

Grade, on W. Washington st., west of Union Park S. & A. W.D. 473 

Greyston, Samuel, for renewal of a lease W. & P. G. 154 

GriflBn, Mrs., free peddler"s license Mayor 18 

Grouse, Sebastian, free peddler's license .Granted 46 



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Gnibb & Meyers, for remission of fine Finance 377 

Guethenberg, Mrs., free peddler's license Licenses 653 

Guesterjohn, Christian, permission to have hay scales on cor. Halsted st. and Archer ave Markets 211 

Hack Stand, removal of from P., Ft. W. & C. Depot Police 582 

Hallehan, Thomas, for license to carry on distilling Licenses 211 

Hav Market, removal of from W. Kandolph st - S. & A. W. D. 163 

Hay Market, against locating on B. 44, Carpenter's Addition to Chicago Markets 431 

Hainsworth, Frederick, for appointment of Inspector of Gas Meters .' Gas Lights 255 

Hayes, Michael, for rebate on second hand dealer's license Finance 484 

Hayward, H. D., for refunding city taxes " 583 

Harrington, Mary, compensation for damages " 67 

Harris, Chevelier, for free peddler's license Licenses 154 

Harris, Charles, for free peddler's license Granted 250 

Harris, H., for free peddler's license Mayor 272 

Heald, A. H., in relation to alleged delinquencies in his ofla.ce while City Collector. .Pub. and Finance 556 

Heisch, Casper, free peddler's license Mayor 95 

Henderson, G. L., compensation professional services rendered to M. Flynn '. Finance 472 

Henry st., relation to extension of B. P. W. 130 

Herting, Fred., for compensation for loss of son Finance 299 

Hickman, Peter, free peddler's license Granted 46 

High, James L., concerning revision of Ordinances Finance 46 

Hirsch, tf., for an intelligence otfice license Licenses 154 

Hirsch, Casper, free peddler's license Granted 465 

Hogan, Jeremiah, free peddler's license " 300 

Hogan, Julia, free saloon license Filed 495 

Hogan, William, appointment janitor City Hall Granted 250 

Holtz, William, free peddler's license Licenses 240 

Howard, Ellen, free second-hand dealer's license " 94 

Howard, J. J., for suppression of juvenile crime Police 633 

Hurkes, John, free peddler's license Licenses 92 

Huttendorf, Fred., lor saloon license " 154 

Huttich, Fred., free peddler's license " 46 

Illinois Staats Zeitung, relative to designating German newspaper Judiciary 13 

Illinois Staats Zeitung, to be declared the German newspaper for corporation printing " 47 

Improvement, Alley bet. 16th and ITth, and Halsted and Union sts S. & A. W. D. 95 

Improving Alley in B. 5, Frac. Sec. 15, Add Finance 129 

Improvement, Alley, B. 12, Duncan's Add., repeal ordinance S. & A. W. D. 181 

Improvement, Alley bet. Maxwell, 12th, Johnson, and Brown sts B. P. W. 654 

Improvement, Blue Island ave., 12th to Centre ave " 130 

Improvement, Cologne st., planking of by Bradner, Charney & Co., for use of S. & A. S. D. 95 

Improvement, change of on Division st S. & A. N. D. 30 

Improvement of Douglas pi B. P. W. 377 

Improvement, Elston rd., Clybourne pi. to City Limits " 164 

Improvement, Foster st., filling and grading " 473 

Improvement, Halsted, 31st to Egan ave " 211 

Improvement of West Lake st Accepted 207 

Improvement of West Lake st B. P. W. 461 

Improvement, Larrabee St., to refund money paid on assessment for " 240 

Improvement, Liberty St., from Halsted to Union " 169 

Improvement, Michigan ave., relative to assessment for Finance 200 

Improvement, Michigan st., Pine to Cass B. P. W. 211 

Improvement, N. Water st., planking of " 2 il 

Improvement of Southwestern ave " 377 

Improvement of Superior st " 376 

Improvement, Wabash ave., for rebate on assessment for Finance 461 

Improvement, relative to, with concrete on Washington St., bet. Wells and Franklin " 214 

Improvement, Western ave.. Lake st. to Southwestern ave B. P. W. 94 

Improvement, Wood st., Indiana to Lake " 169 

Inspector of Gas Meters, appointment of Gas Lights 46 

Inspection of fish, relative to Markets 18 

Inspection of steam boilers, relative to F. & W. 30 

Jacobs, J., conapensation for personal injuries Finance 462 

Jillsen, Ames E., free peddler's license Licenses 163 

Johns, Catherine, free second-hand dealers' license " 240 

Johns, Catherine, free license " 461 

Johnson, S. M., for damages caused by construction of Washington st. tunnel Filed 242 

Johnson, F. W., for damages caused by construction of Washington st. tunnel. Judiciary 211 

Johnston, W. S., compensation for land taken for opening of Pratt st Finance 26 

Johnston, James, free peddler's license Mayor 17 

Johnston, Mary, free intelligence office license Licenses 67 

Kadette, Joseph, free peddler's license Mayor 300 

Kane, Michael, free peddler's license Licenses 94 

Keeler, Anton, free peddler's license Mayor 214 

Keller's Distilling Co., for license Licenses 164 

Kelley, Andrew, cancellation of a tax sale Finance 130 

Kelley, M. C, to lay track on Bates st Railroads 653 

Kinney, M., to use Washington Park on 4th July Mayor 214 

Kirk, Wm., to lease part of Market st Filed 219 

Knight, Darius, to confirm title to certain property purchased from the city Finance 95 

Knight, Frank, for release of bail bond Judiciary 163 

Koch, Joseph, for license to render lard Licenses 164 

Kumble, Andrew, free peddler's license " 163 

Lake, J. K. & Co., compensation for work on Washington st. tunnel Finance 211 

Lake front, relative payment of |200,000 Judiciary 46 

Lake front, relative payment of $200,000 " 131 

Lake park, relative using, for cow pasture Markets 465 

Lamps, on Carroll st., Paulina to 'W'ood .B. P. W. 271 

Lamps, repair, on Larrabee st Gas Lights 94 



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Lamps, on Water st., Wabash ave. to Clark B. P. W 46 

Lamps, on State st., 32d to Douglas pi " 94 

Lamps, on River st " 211 

Lamps, on 3d and 4th aves " 583 

Lamps, on 22d St., State to Clark Granted 632 

Langen, Mary, free peddler's license " 46 

Lard Oil factory, removal of, from 4th ave Police 430 

Larsen, Sarah, injuries hy defective sidewalk Finance 66 

Laub, B., free peddler's license Mayor 653 

Laun, Henry, for lease of W. Yz of S. W. % sec. 13, 36, 12 Schools 473 

Law, Robert, fOr appointment of a weigher of coal and grain by cargo Markets 46 

Leahy, P., for compensation for loss of horse Finance 18 

Lehiiinger, Conrad, free peddler's license Licenses 18 

Letz & Son, for extras on contract for City Hall Finance 519 

Lill, Wm., return of money paid for taxes " 17 

Lincoln, Robert, relative to Judd tract W. & P. G. 132 

Lodging House in old Union Street Police Station, asked for by Chicago Relief Society Police 164 

Loring, S. E., relative to exchange of certain property for Ira Judd tract W. & P. G. 212 

Loring, S. E., relative to false statements relative to the occupancy of the Judd tract W. & P. G. 214 

Loring, S. E., relative to purchase of city property W. & P. G. 250 

Loring, S, E., asking warranty deed for Ira Judd tract Finance 663 

Luttry, Jacob, Iree peddler's license Granted 272 

Lynch, Thos., for license to carry on distilling Licenses 169 

McCann, Michael, free peddler's license Mayor 95 

McCarty, Owen, free peddler's license Mayor 130 

McClusky, Owen, free peddler's license " 92 

McCormick, free peddler's license " 66 

McDermott, in relation to the Court House P. B. 154 

McDermott, in relation to drainage of Chicago river B. P. W. 377 

McDonald, Ann, compensation for damages to a horse Finance 130 

McEwen, James, for free scavenger license Licenses 129 

McGarry, Laughlin & Crowe, for damages by being prevented from repairing docks Finance 169 

McGaughran, Hagh, free peddler's license Granted 181 

McGivern, Michael, free peddler's license Mayor 17 

McGourk, P. J., for compensation for personal injuries Finance 462 

McGourk, P. J., relative to his claim for damages Filed 521 

McKichan, Steele & Co., for payment of assessments on horse railways Judiciary 256 

McLean, Geo., free peddler's license Granted 46 

McMahon, J. M., free peddler's license Licenses 67 

McMullen, John, free peddler's license " 163 

McNulty, Patrick, free peddler's license Granted 31 

McNulty. Patrick, free peddler's license " 305 

McNulty, Ed., free second-hand dealers' license Mayor 234 

Malkin, F., for lease of lot on intersection of 18th st., with Canalport ave W. & P. G. 255 

Maloney, James, free peddler's license Licenses 131 

Mauka, Augusta, free peddler's license Granted 30 

Matson, C. R., nominating J. J. Healy as Deputy Clerk Filed 18 

May, C. A., compensation for burying dead dog. Board of Health 430 

May's patent bridge gate, to adopt B. P. W. 300 

Melvin, Robert, free peddler's license Granted 465 

Merker, John H., release from bail bond Finance 129 

Metzner, Franz, free peddler's license Mayor 94 

Meynell, Henry, free runner's license Licenses 163 

Miller & Billings, for license to carry on distilling " 169 

Millmer, H., free peddler's license Mayor 26 

Milliman, tract, relation to sale of W. & P. G. 299 

Milliman, D., refunding redemption money Finance 495 

Milwaukee ave., removal of cars from over night B. P. W. 480 

Milwaukee ave., immediate opening of " 496 

Mitchell, J. C, for license to render lard Licenses 170 

Monkman, James H., compensation for services as bailiff in Recorder's Court Finance 376 

Moonaway pi., to change name of S. & A^ S. D. 300 

Moore & Gooding, for use of Harrison st W. & P. G. 211 

Mullaly, H., free peddler's license Licenses 130 

Munk, Carl, free intelligence office license Mayor 67 

Munzer, M., free peddler's license Licenses 130 

Murray, Thos., free peddler's license " 164 

Nagel, Geo., for free license Mayor 495 

Newten, P. A., for improvement of alley Police 461 

Nichols, C. W., for free license Mayor 17 

Nichols, C. W., for free license " 403 

Northwestern Distilling Co., for license Licenses 211 

Northwestern Fertilizing Co., for contract to remove garbage Market 211 

Nuisance, on Fourth ave., for abatement of Police 431 

Nuisance, on Healey slough, for abatement of " 66 

Nuisance, on Stewart ave., for abatement of Bd. of H. 66 

Nusbaum, M., for free license Licenses 164 

Nutting, Isaac, for free license " 18 

O'Brennan M., for compensation for damages caused by falling'of plaster in Council chamber. . .Filed 235 

O'Brien, Mary, for free license .'. Granted 403 

O'Malley, John, for compensation for injuries Finance 519 

O'Neil, John, for refunding of fine " 67 

Oblitzsky, Samuel, for free license Licenses 377 

Obstructions, to enforce law relative to B. P. W. 165 

Obstructions, for removal of, on Lake st S. & A. S. D. 376 

Ochringer, Conrad, for free license Mayor 255 

Omnibusses, for permission to have stand for, on Lake st S. & A. S. D. 18 

Opening alley, through B. 14, Ellis' W. Addition ...B. P. W. 130 



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Opening, alley through B. 3, Myrick's Addition B. P. W. 163 

OpeninS, alley bet. Sedgwick and Market ste.. from Pearson to Brown " 256 

Opening, alley B, 1, Assessor's Div. Kingsbury tract " 300 

Opening, alley from State to Cass, Chicago ave. to Pearson " 436 

Opening, Foster st., from Van Buren to Harrison " 430 

Opening, Foster 8t " 478 

Opening, Horn st " 686 

Opening, Mai-ket st " 461 

Opening, Monroe st ' " 876 

Opening, Monroe, from Wilcox to Adams " 377 

Opening, Noble, from North ave. to Elston rd " 129 

Opening, Pine st., and maintaining as public highway S. & A. N. D. 130 

Opening, Seeley ave., to suspend collection of assessment Judiciary 95 

Opening, Short St., from Crosby to Larrabee B. P. W. 164 

Opening, Street, 3, 11 and 12, Sheffield's Addition " 93 

Opening, Wastee st., refunding money paid for " 211 

Orvis, E. G., for license to render lard LicenseB 211 

Osgood, O. W., for license to render lard " 211 

Outside Harbor, relative to W.^fe P. G. 145 

Palmer, George B., for free license Licenses 46 

Park ave., to suspend collection of assessment for improving S. & A. W. D. 78 

Parks, relative to non-enforcement of resolution concerning Granted 247 

Park bonds, exchange "long" for "short" Finance 520 

Pauli, John, for free license Granted 532 

Peck St., to change name of B. P. W. 214 

Pelton, W. F., relative to preserving lumber Filed 377 

Permission to cut ice in North Branch Comptroller 46 

Pesh, Peter, for free license Granted 430 

Phelbin, Michael, to appointment as special policeman 5th Ward Police 91 

Phrany, Carl, for free license . Licenses 430 

Pla-terers, for compensation for injuries sustained by falling in of west wing of new City Hall. Finance 170 

Plotz, Fritz, for free license , Granted 67 

Pomeroy, J., for free license " 430 

Poppers, George, for free license Licenses 129 

Powers, M., for free license Mayor 654 

Porters and Runners, relative to violation of ordinance concerning Licenses 29 

Poultry, regulating sale of Markets 93 

Prairie ave., for annulling assessment for improving S. &. A. S. D. 92 

Prohibiting the sale of horses on streets by auction Markets 66 

Qatnn, Patrick, for free peddler's license , Licenses 67 

Quinn, Patrick, for free peddler's license Mayor 163 

Rachadamz, Fred., for free peddler's license Licenses 18 

Raflfalowitz, R., for free peddler's license " 95 

Ragolsky, I., for free peddler's license " 130 

Eailroad track on Bates st Railroads 461 

Railway track on Clark st., from Polk to 22d , " 430 

Railroad track, for permission to lay, on Clybourne ave " 272 

Railroad track, for extension of, on Clybourne ave. " 272 

Railroad track, for permission to lay, across Lumber st ; *' 207 

Railroad track, for permission to lay, on West Water st " 246 

Railroad track, for removal of, on Clark st., bet. 12th and 22d " 94 

Railroad track, for removal of, on Wells st " 95 

Railroad track, for removal of. on W. 22d st S. & A. W. D. 214 

Ransom, E. C, Mrs., for |30 picked from her pocket in Bridewell Finance 473 

Recorder's Court, asking Aldermen to furnish list of forty names from each ward for jurors . . Accepted 17 

Recorder's Court Room, relative to location of Public Buildings 66 

Redemption of tax sale on part of lots 7 and 8, in B. 15, Wolcott's Add Finance 95 

Refunding of money for two double team licenses " 94 

Regulating hacks and cab stand at Wells street depot Police 94 

Regulating trains on railroad crossings " 416 

Renach, Charles, for free pfddler's license Granted 654 

Reichest, John, for free peddler's license Mayor 436 

Reis, Paulina, for free peddler's licenses Licenses 376 

Remission of taxes of United Hebrew Relief Society on Hospital Finance 18 

Removal of express wagons from cor. Clark and Monroe sts Police 154 

Removal of distillery on lots 14 and 15, B. 7, Sheffield Add B. P. W. 206 

Reuben st., for repeal of ordinance for changing name of S. & A. W.D. 18 

Repeal of ordinance for opening alley in B. 18, Duncan's Add " 46 

Repeal of ordinance for planking alley in B. 45, S. E. Sec. 21 S. & A. S. D. 47 

Reservoir lot, for purchase of W. & P. G. 632 

Rice, Mike, for free peddler's license Granted 632 

Rink, Mary, for compensation for the drowning of her husband Finance 478 

RoflF, Aderoz R., for free peddler's license Licenses 66 

Rosenfield, A., for free peddler's license Mayor 299 

Rust, Herman, for free peddler's license " 532 

Ryan, Thomas, for free license Granted 170 

Ryan, Pat., for free license Mayor 306 

Ry lander, Joseph, for free license Granted 147 

Salary, relative to fixing for certain city officers Judiciary 17 

Salary, for $165 on account of Harbor Master Finance 169 

Saloon licenses, rebate on " 465 

Sammon, John, for free license Mayor 66 

Sandofski, Julius, for free license Licenses 300 

Schauffler, Louis, to equalize width of alley from North ave. to Blackhawk st B. P. W. 164 

Schneider, Anna, for free license Mayor 465 

Schnell, C, for return of redemption money Finance 461 

Schoenerman & Co., for licence required by sections 2 and 3, chapter 27 Licenses 164 

Schoenthaler, Joseph, for license to render lard - " 211 



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Schroynel, Valentine, for free license Mayor 26 

Schultz, Aug., for free license Licenses 207 

Schuttler, P., for new assessment for opening Franklin st Local assessments 163 

School accommodations, additional, in 20th Ward Schools 169 

School lot, re-appraisal of. Schools 294 

School accommodations, additional, in the 20th Ward Bd. of Educ. 243 

School land, relative to appointment of appraisers of Tabled Temp. 163 

School land, for lease of. , Schools 461 

School lands, relative to " 376 

School land, for purchase of " 299 

Schott, W., for permission to sell horses on Market st Markets 47 

School land, for lease of, in town Calumet W. & P. G. 255 

School house, to prepare plans for, on cor. Morgan and Erie st Bd. of Educ. 130 

School land, for reduction on valuation in town of Worth Schools 306 

Sewer, in Aberdeen st B. P. W. 377 

" " " 300 

461 
147 
169 



Sewer, on Blackhawk st 

Sewer, extension of, on Burling st 

Sewer, on Centre ave 

Sewer, on Centre ave., bet. Taylor and 12th sts.. 
Sewer, on Elizabeth st., from Indiana to Kinzie 

Sewer, in 14th Ward " 376 

Sewer, on Grace st '• 430 

Sewer, on N. Green St., from Milwaukee ave. to Erie " 164 

Sewer, on N. Halsted st., from Division to Clybourne ave. " 139 

Sewer, on Hastings st " 154 

Sewer, in Hein st " 306 

Sewer on Hubbard st " 299 

Sewer, on Jackson st " 495 

Sewer, on Jefferson St., from 16th to 22d " 67 

Sewer, for extension of, on Kinzie st " 163 

Sewer, on Marshfleld ave " 164 

Sewer, on Sholto st " 95 

Sewer, on Vincennes ave " 47 

Sewer, on Wentworth ave " 300 

Sewers, relative to construction of, in Western ave " 165 

Sewer, on William st " 631 

Sewer, on Winchester ave " • 306 

Sewerage contractors, for compensation Finance 94 

Sewer builders, for interest on vouchers " 653 

Shay, Daniel, for free license .' , Licenses 18 

Shaw, J. P., to be appointed City Weigher Markets 30 

Shaw, J. P., to be appointed City Weigher " 67 

Shed, to erect, on Michigan st F. & W. 519 

Sheldon, C. W., relative to blockading of Polk st. by railroad cars B. P. W. 154 

Sherman, Cole & Co., for free license Mayor 170 

Sidewalk, on Archer ave., from Beers' st. to Western ave B. P. W. 214 

Sidewalk, on Arnold st., from Douglas pi. to Egan ave " 130 

Sidewalk, on west side Arnold st., from 27th to 31st " 154 

Sidewalk, on east side of Burlington st.,'from 16th to 18th " 18 

Sidewalk, on Butterfield st " 582 

Sidewalk, on Chicago ave., from Paulina to Wood and other sts " 214 

Sidewalk, on Clybourne ave., from Webster to Fullerton ave " 686 

Sidewalk, on Commercial st., from North ave. to Wabansia ave " 129 

Sidewalk, on both sides of Crossing st " 377 

Sidewalk, on Douglas pi., from Laurel to Halsted " 154 

Sidewalk space, relative to width of " 376 

Sidewalk space, relative to width of, on Erie st " 376 

Sidewalk, on Evans st., from May to Centre ave " 163 

Sidewalk, to pass ordinance for, on Forrest ave., from 35th to 39th " 484 

Sidewalk, on Hickory st., from Deering to South Branch " 169 

Sidewalk, to rescind ordinance for, on Hickory st S. & A. S. D. 484 

Sidewalk space, relative to, on Indiana st., Market to river : . . .S. <S A. N. D. 437 

Sidewalk, on Jackson St., from Leavitt to Western ave B. P. W. 163 

Sidewalk, replacing of at crossing of Jefferson and Kinzie sts " 164 

Sidewalk, on Laurel St., from Douglas pi. to Egan ave " 154 

Sidewalk, on Lincoln st., bet. 4th and Chicago ave " 214 

Sidewalk, on McGregor st., from Wentworth ave. to Butler •* 164 

Sidewalk, on Prairie ave., bet. 35th and 36th '. " 130 

Sidewalk, on Rebecca St., from Reuben to Wood " 154 

Sidewalk, on Sangamon St., from Van Buren to Harrison " 95 

Sidewalk, on Selah st., from Hobble to Division ; " 154 

Sidewalk, on Sloan St., from Elston road to Noble " 480 

Sidewalk, on Stone and Division sts " 255 

Sidewalk, on 31st st. and Cottage pi " 255 

Sidewalk, on Union pi " 18 

Sidewalk, on N. Water st " 437 

Sidewalk, on Wood st., from Clayton to Paulina " 130 

Sidewalk, relative to obstructions on S. & A. S. D. 351 

Singer, E., for license, as required by Sections 2 and 3, Chapter 27 Licenses 164 

Sloh, Henry, for free license Granted 67 

Smith, Orrin, for cancellation of tax sale Finance 18 

Smith, Wm., for free license Granted 67 

Smith, Henry M., to lease N. W. ^ B. 116, School Sec. Add W. & P. G. 484 

Smith, C. G., for compensation for land taken for opening Michigan ave Finance 95 

Smith, Washington, for change of alley, B. 25, Sec. 23 B. P. W. 686 

Speight, H. Miss, relative to social evil Social Evil 632 

Stahl, Ludwig, for free license ■ Granted 473 

Stickney, A. F., for compensation for damages sustained by defective sidewalk .Finance 130 



INDEX- XXXVII 

Page. 

Strnmpl, John, for free license Licenses IB 

Sprinkling streets, relative to Joint Com. 3 Div. 131 

Story & Allen, for compensation for injuries to buggy Finance 377 

Straus, John, for free license , Granted 686 

Stiiffonracy, Barbara, for free license " 9-2 

Sutherland, St. Clair, for license, required by Sections 2 and 3, Chapter 27 Licenses 164 

Suit, pending against otiicer employed by B. P. W S. & A. S. D. 131 

Thatheimer, L.. for free license Licenses 154 

Thompson, John, for free license Granted 19 

Triggs, J., for license to render lard Licenses 211 

Tumpsky, Isaac, for free license Mayor 376 

Taylor, J. S., to refund money paid for platting B. 1, Johnson's Sub Finance 255 

Toronto Council, relative to resolution of thanks Published 483 

Thanks, vote of, from Columbus Council, Ohio Filed 521 

Theatres, relative to licensing of Licensets 214 

Turner. John, for damages on account of State st. viaduct .Finance 26 

Union Copper distillery, for license required by Sections 2 and 3, Chapter 27 Licenses 164 

Union Park, relative to extension of W. & P. G. 272 

Union Park, for vacation of alley in rear of , .B. P. W. 430 

Vacation, of Lumber st., bet. Union and Halsted S. & A. W. D. 66 

Vacation, of Lime St., North of railroad track B. P. W. 240 

Vacation, of parts of Mary and Hoey sts " 473 

Van Vechton, to purchase his maps Finance 653 

Van Buren st. (W.) to extend railroad track on Railroads 583 

Van Dngan, Abram, for free license Mayor 485 

Van Osdell, for compensation for services as supervising architect .Finance 632 

Wachenhermer, Jacob, for free license Mayor 255 

Wagner, Theodore, for free license Licenses 430 

Wagner, H., for Water on Laflin st B. P. W. 63.2 

WaKe, H., for free license Licenses 18 

Walker, S. J., to sell land for water works site W. & P. G. 632 

Walsh, Theophilus A., for free license Granted 

Walter & Rodgers, relative to agreement for rebuilding dock lines W. & P. G. 163 

Weide, M., relative to bridge model B. P. W. 377 

Weigle, Fred., for re-appraisal of lot 2, B. 52, School Sec. Add .W. & P. G, 256 

Wermers, Kerchen, to erect gate at some bridge B. P. W- 430 

Whitaker, Miss, for free license Licenses 4U9 

Water pipe, in Alaska st .B. P. W. 416 

Water pipe, on Blue Island ave " 3J0 

Water pipe, on Cherry st. and North Branch Water st " 30 

Water pipe, on Dickson st " 125 

Water pipe, on Fisk st., bet. I'^th and Evans " 272 

Water pipe, on Fulton st., from Leavitt to Western ave. " 92 

Water pipe, on Jackson St., from Western ave. to Centre st " 255 

Water pipe, in Michigan ave " 376 

Water pipe, on Oakley St., from Walnut to Kinzie " 164 

Water pipe, on Paulina St., bet. Clarinda and Emily , " 465 

Water pipe, on Ray ave., bet. Kankakee and Prairie aves " 130 

Water pipe, on State st., bet, 32d and Douglas pi " 9i 

Water Works (new), to sell land for same SeL Com. on Water Site 484 

Water Works, for apparatus to consume smoke of .' F. & W. 472 

Water Works, to use anthracite coal at " 632 

Water Works, to use anthracite coal at " 632 

Water supply, relative to Pub. '• 460 

Washington st. tunnel, relative to covering approaches B. P. W. 94 

Wayman, William, for permission to complete building No, 172^ Clinton st F. &W. 484 

Widening of, alley, from Vedder to Rees sts., west of Larrabee B. P. W. 255 

Widening, Douglas pi .S. «fe A. S. D. 95 

Widening and grading 12th st. (W.) bet. Southwestern ave. and city limits. B. P. W. 556 

Widening, Wabash ave,, bet. 31st and 32d " 436 

Widening, Wesson st., bet. Chicago ave. and Oak S. & A. N. D. 95 

Wide, A., for rebate on license Finance 779 

Williams, P. M., for compensation for personal injuries " 294 

Williams, Jane, Miss, for free license Granted 305 

Willie. Charles, for free license Licenses 18 

Wisner, Albert, offering f250 for a fence Finance 131 

Wolf, Benjamin, for a Iree license Mayor 66 

Wolf, Louis, for a free license " 632 

Wrierfler, F., for a free license Granted 583 

Wright, J. S., to purchase history of Chicago Finance 653 

Zeigler, Isaac, for a free license Granted 472 

Zerback, Joseph, for a free license Piled 46 

Zeuder, John, for remission of taxes Finance 92 

Zeuker, Herman, for license to render lard Licenses 211 



REMONSTRANCES. 

Alley, B. 1, Smith's Subdivision, Section 18, against vacating S. «fe A. W D. 17 

Alley, B. 2, Hamilton's Subdivision, against planking " 30 

Alley, bet. Wabash and Michigan aves., from Jackson to Van Buren sts,, ag'st planking. . S. & A. S. D. 66 

Alley, S. H B. 51, Section 7, against planking Judiciary 93 

Alley, S. H B. 51, Section 7, against planking, Piled 242 

Alley, bet. Noble and Armour, Hubbard and Indiana sts,, against planking S. & A. W. D. 130 

Alley, B. 27, Duncan's Addition, against opening B. P. W. 376 

Alley, west of Halsted and north of Polk, against improvement of. " 556 



XXXVm INDEX. 

Page. 

Archer ave., Ogclen slip to Halsted st., against confirmation of assessment for paving B. P. W. 436 

Bolden ave., against improvement of. " 436 

Belden ave., against improvement of " 686 

Blue I>>laud ave., against Improvement of " 163 

Bridges, over C, B^ & Q. traclc, against building S. & A. S. D. 30 

Centre ave., against paving S. & A. W. D. 154 

Centre st., against laying track on Railroads 676 

Charles St., against improvement of S. & A. S. D. 465 

Constables, against appointment of Special Mayor 18 

Depuyster st.^ against miprovement of S. & A. W. D. 473 

Depuystcr st., against improvement of " 519 

Dielz, A., against new building line on 14th st S. & A. S. D. 632 

Douglas pi., against veidening " 130 

Dummy, on State st,, against removal of Railroads 45 

Dummy, on State st., against removal of *' 460 

Erie st., against paving S. & A, N. D. 17 

Fish Inspector, against increasing fees of Markets 94 

Foster St., against improving B. P. W. 473 

Franklin St., Division to Siegel, against opening " 272 

Goethe st., against opening S. & A. N. D. 92 

Goethe St., against opening " 582 

Halsted St., Division to FuTlei-ton ave., against improving B. P. W, 240 

Halsted st., Milwaukee ave. to river, against improving S. & A. W. D. 462 

Hartford Fire Insurance Co., against tunnel on La Salle st Finance 17 

Horse market, on Market St., against • Markets 211 

Horse market, on Market st., against " 130 

Hubbard St., Jefferson to Rucker, against improving S. & A. W. D. 430 

Hubbard st., Milwaukee ave. to Rucker, against improving " 532 

Jackson St., Hoyne to Leavitt, against opening B. P. W. 632 

Joliet & Chicago R. R. Co., against assessment for improving Archer ave Railroads 62 

Kingsbury st., against improvement of B. P. W. 377 

Larrabee St., against improvement of. S. & A. N. D. 136 

Liberty st., against improvement of B. P. W. 169 

Lime st., against vacating S. & A. S. D. 299 

Loomis & Davis, against appraisement of B. 87, S. S. Add Schools and Corporation Counsel 272 

Lumber St., against vacation of B. P. W. 163 

Lydia st., against improvement of. S. & A. W, D. 583 

Oak St., against improvement of B. P. W. 377 

Oak St., against opening " 496 

Oak St., against confirming assessment for opening Local Assts. 654 

Otis, L. B.. against building police station on Reservoir lot W. & P. G. 532 

Quincy St., against widening > . . .B. P. W. 47 

Reuben St., against assessment for widening " 403 

Schi'ler st., against improving S. & A. N. D. 582 

Sedgwick st., against opening " 30 

Sedgwick st., against improving " 240 

Sisters of Mercy, against building school house near their hospital Schools 408 

Southwestern ave., against improving S. & A. "W. D. 94 

State St., against widening Filed 430 

State St., against confirming assessment for widening B. P. W. 408 

Street, bet. Wells and Franklin, Schiller and North ave S. & A. N. D. 130 

Superior St., against improving " 436 

Twenty-first st., against improving S. & A. S. D. 66 

Twenty -first St., against improving " 430 

Twenty-second st., against widening S. & A. W. D. 163 

Union park, against extension of W. & P. G- 299 

Viaducts, over streets and alleys, S. D., against building ...S. & A. S. D. 460 

Vogel, C. A., against vacating Lumber st B, P. "W. 163 

Waller st., against opening " 91 

Wells St., against opening S. & A. S. D. 169 

Wells St., against changing name of " 633 

Wessen st., against widening S. & A. N. D. 130 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON BRIDEWELL. 



Bridewell, in relation to condition of Published 60 

Bridewell, in relation to condition of Recommitted 114 

Bridewell, in relation to condition of Published 175 

Bridewell, in relation to condition of .' Filed 234 

Charges against Mr. Moynehan Published 175 

Charges against Mr. Moynehan Con. in 213 

Furnishing new Bridewell Published 458 

Furnishing new Bridewell - Con. in 577 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

Adams, A. J., on petition of, to be refunded money paid for team license Con. in 236 

Appropriations for year 1870 Published 306 

Benjamin. Geo, J., on petition of, to be refunded money expended in arresting a thief Con, in 157 

Bids for engine house, on Filed 77 

Board of Health, on giving additional appropriation to Published 503 

Board of Health, on giving additional appropriation to Con. in 556 

Board of Health, on expenditures of. " 604 



INDEX. XXXIX 

Page. 

Board of Health, on annual report of Con. in 235 

Board of Public Works, on petition of, asking transfer of money from harbor account to Harbor 

Master's salary Published 640 

Board of Public W orks, on petition of, asking transfer of money from harbor account to Harbor 

Master's salary Con. in 652 

Board of Supervisors, on petition of, to be paid $25,000 for west half Court House. Tabled 22 

Board of Supervisors, on petition of, to be paid $25,000 for west half Court House Con. in 32 

Boldenweck, L. H., petition for compensation for extra work ' " 667 

Bond. 'I hos.. petition for compensation for injuries to his buggy " 668 

Bonds, in relation to sale of Published 54 

Bonds, in relation to sale of Tabled 77 

Bonds, issue of 135 Bridewell Published 280 

Bonds, issue of 135 Bridewell Con. in 285 

Bonds, issue of 100 City Hall Published 281 

Bonds, issue of 100 City Hall Con. in 286 

Bonds, issue of 100 Eiver Improvement " 51 

Bonds,. issue of 100 Eiver Improvement — Published 281 

Bonds, issue of 100 Eiver Improvement Con. in 286 

Bonds, issue of 200 School Published 155 

Bonds, issue of 200 School Con. in 202 

Bonds, issue of 300 School Published 280 

Bonds, issue of 300 School Concurred in 287 

Bonds, issue of 175 Sewerage " 234 

Bonds, issue of 3L'0 Tunnel Published 279 

Bonds, issue of 300 Tunnel Con. in 284 

Bonds, issue of 1,000 Water Loan Published 279 

Bonds, Issue of 1,000 Water Loan Con, in 285 

Booth, A., on petition of, for compensation for destruction of awning " 32 

Bradish, L., for pay for services Tabled 32 

Bradish, L., for pay for services Con. in 33 

Breit, D., on petition of, for contract to remove dead animals " 502 

Burr Fund, investment of money belonging to Con. in 235 

Calitornia visitors, on bills for entertaining Published 115 

California visitors, on bills for entertaining Filed 146 

Carney, Aid., on resolution of, in relation to wages of employees of Board of Public Works Con. in 236 

Census of Chicago, on taking " 155 

City Officers, in relation to fees of Published 157 

City Officers,, in relation to fees of Filed 203 

City Collector, on annual report of " 384 

Class, C. P., on claim of, for medicines Con. in 78 

Clement, S., on claim of, for damages " 115 

Clock for City Hall, on procuring " 640 

Comptroller's estimate for 1870, on , Published 287 

Dearborn Park, on improvement of Con. in 115 

Dearborn Lot, on erection of engine house on " 668 

Desks for Council Chamber, on furnishing " 531 

Dore, J. C, on communication from, asking repeal of bootblack license Published 157 

Dore, J. C, on communication from, asking repeal of bootblack license .Tabled 203 

Edmunds, C. M., on petition of, for pay for services , Con. in 396 

Ellis, Dr., on petition of, for compensation for services " 396 

Extras on contracts, in relation to . . .Published 639 

Extras on contracts, in relation to , " 235 

Extras on contracts, in relation to Con. in 2b;4 

Pechter, H. N., on petition of, for compensation for personal injuries .Con. in 396 

Firemen, on petition of, to be furnished uniforms " 641 

Fox, Howard & Co., paying reserved per centage to " • 51 

Gardiner & Co., on petition of, for lease of lot cor. Washington & Franklin streets .Published 54 

Gilbert, Linda, on petition of, for appropriation for a prisoner's library " 640 

Gilbert, Linda, on petition of, for appropriation for a prisoner's library Con. in 675 

Giles Bros., on petition of, to furnish clock for City Hall " 640 

Gilman, N. D., on petition of, to be refunded money paid as special assessment Published 157 

Gilman, N. D., on petition of, to be refunded money paid as special assessment.. Con. in 203 

Goldstein, M., on petition of, for rebate " 444 

Grand Jury Eoom, on furnishing chairs for " 236 

Hahn, Dr., on petition of, for increase of salary " 443 

Halsted street viaduct, on paying certain money claimed for damages by construction of. . .Published 236 
Halsted street viaduct, on paying certain money claimed for damages by construction of. . . — Con. in 283 

Hartford Ins. Co., on claim of, for damages caused by construction of La Salle st. tunnel " 32 

Hayden, P., on petition of, for compensation for damages caused by filling 22d st " 116 

Hebrew Belief Association, on petition of, for rebatement of taxes Published 32 

Hebrew Belief Association, on petition of, for rebatement of taxes Becommitted 50 

Hebrew Belief Association, on petition of, tor rebatement of taxes Published 53 

Hebrew Belief Association, on petition of, for rebatement of taxes Con. in 72 

Henderson, Dr., on petition of, for compensation of medical services " 503 

Herting, F., on petition, for pay for loss of his son " 444 

High, J. L., on petition of, to revise city ordinances Published 114 

High, J. L., on petition of, to revise city ordinances Con. in 146 

Johnson, W. S., on petition of, for compensation for land taken for opening Pratt st " 54 

Kelley, A., on petition of, for cancellation of tax sale " 156 

Knaub, P., on petition of, to be refunded license money " 641 

Knights, D., on petition of, for confirmation of a deed Published 114 

Knights, D., on petition of, for confirmation of a deed Con. in 146 

Lacy, John, on petition of, for compensation for injuries 396 

Leahy, P., on petition of, for comijensation for loss of horse Published 32 

Leahy, P., on petition of, for compensation for loss of horse Con. in 50 

Letz & Co., P., on petition of, for compensation for work " 675 

Lill, Wm., on petition of, for refunding of taxes " 32 

Loberg, N. B., on claim of, for extra work Published 503 



XL INDEX. 



IPage. 

Loberg, N. B., on claim of, for extra work Con. in 556 

Lonergan, Thos., on claim of, for damages Published 114 

Lonergan, Thos., on claim of, for damages.. Filed 146 

McDonald, Ann, on claim of, for loss of a horse Published 155 

McDonald, Ann, on claim of, for loss of a horse Con. in 199 

McGourk, P., on claim of, for injuries " 503 

McNamara, Thos., on petition of, for payment of vouchers for land used in op'ng W. Adams st.Published 156 
McNamara, Thos., on petition of, for payment of vouchers for land used in op'ng W. Adams st. . . Con. in 203 

Mayor's nominations, on Filed 22 

Merker, John H., on petition of, for release from bond Con. in 436 

Mic'^iigan street assessment, on refunding money paid on " 640 

Miller, J. K., on report of = " 155 

Miller & Liebenstein, on petition of, for damages Published 396 

Miller & Leibenstein, on peti'ion of, for damages Con. in 436 

Milliraan, D., on petition of, to be refunded money deposited with Comptroller " 640 

Mitchell, H. S., on petiiion of, for rebate of tax " 78 

Markman, James, on petition of, for pay for services rendered in Recorder's Court " 604 

Myer, J., on petition of, for cancelation of tax sale " 155 

O'Brennan, M., on petiiion of, for compensation for injuries Published 235 

O'Brennan, M., on petition of, for comijensation for injuries Judiciary 300 

O'Neil, John, on petition of, for remission of fine Con. in 118 

O'Malley, J., on petition of for compensation for injuries " 640 

On sundry petitions Published 78 

On sundry petitions Con. in 109 

Kansom, E. C, on petition of, for reimbursement, etc " 503 

Reed, J. P., on claim of, for loss of horse " 115 ' 

Refunding money on warrant 665, on Published 503 

Refunding money on warrant 665, on Con. in 576 

Sanger, S. on petition of, for covering approaches to tunnel " 503 

Scales, J. C, on petition of, for remission of fine " 116 

Sewer -I, in relation to building certain " 66B 

Sewerage contractors, on paying interest to Published 156 

Sewerage contractors, on paying interest to Con. in 203 

Smith, Orrin, on petition of, for cancelation of tax sale " 114 

State Attorney's fees, on repeal of ordinance fixing " 79 

Steckney, Ann F., on petition of, for compensation for injuries received " 157 

Story & Allen, on petition of, for compensation for damages to wagon " 443 

Street ends, in relation to leasing Published 116 

Street ends, in relation to leasing .Con. in 146 

Taxes on city property, on ordinance for paying " 64 

Taxes, on ordinance levying, for 1870 ..Published 568 

Taxes, on ordinance levying, for 1870 Con. in .617 

Treasurer's annual rei)ort, on Filed 395 

Turner, John, on petition of, for compensation for damages caused by Stalest, viaduct Con. in 444 

Van Vechten, James, on petition of, for purchase of maps " 668 

Van Osdel, J., on claim of .Published 667 

Van Osdel, J., on claim of Con. in 676 

Weber, A., on petition of, for rebate on license " 640 

West, R. H., on refunding fine to " 641 

Wcseiidunk, Thco., on petition of = " 155 

Weisuer, A., on petition for purchase of a fence " 166 

Wright, J. S., on purchase of History of Chicago Published 668 

Wright, J. S., on purchase of History of Chicago Con. in 676 

Wrigat Bros., on petition of, for compensation for loss of horses " 79 

Zinoer, John, on petion of, for remission of taxes .♦. " 118 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON FIRE AND WATER. 

Boiler explosions, on providing security against Published 162 

Boiler explosions, on providing security against Filed 204 

Engine, Long John, on naming " 162 

Engine house in 5th ward, on purchasing Con. in 162 

Fire limits, on extension of Published 161 

Fire limits, on extension of Recommitted 204 

Fire limits, on extens'on of Published 398 

Fire limits, on extension of Con. in 434 

Hose elevator, on house, for Published 58 

liose elevator, on house, for Con. in 77 

Lots for engine houses, on purchase of Published 55 

Lots for euiiine houses, on purchase of Con. in 140 

Lots for engine houses, on purchase of Published 119 

Lois for engine houses, on ptirchase of Con. in 379 

Lots for engine houses, on bids for Published 444 

Lots lor entrine houses, on bids for Con. in 471 

Lots lor engine houses, proposals to sell ...Published 642 

Lots for engine houses, proposals to sell Con. in 663 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON GAS LIGHTS. 

Arcade court, on lighting Published 674 

Arcade court, on lighting Con. in 676 

Ashland ave., on ordinance for lamps on Filed 638 

Inspector of gas meters, relative to , PuWiahed 179 



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Page. 

Inspector of gas meters, relative to Tabled 221 

Inspector of gas meters, relative to Con. in 677 

Inspector of gas meters, on petition of J. H. Brennan for appointment as " 403 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 



Bridge at 22d st., on erecting Con. in 86 

Designating place for unloading canal boats Published 136 

Designating place for unloading canal boats Con. in 146 

Goodrich Transportation Co., on claim of.. Published 86 

Goodrich Transportation Co., on claim of. Concurred in 118 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY. 



Alley, S. H B. 61, Sec. 7, on remonstrance against planking Con. in 242 

Chloroform, on ordinance regulating sale of. B. of H. 33 

City officers, on fees received by Published 66 

City officers, on fees received by Con. in 73 

City officers, on fixing salaries of " 80 

City employes, on retaining part of salary of " 243 

Clements, D. C, on claim of for damages " 64 

Commercial National Bank, on petition of. " 83 

Constable, on petition for removal of a ■ " 33 

Debating in Council, on — " 249 

Damages caused by raising grade of streets, on Published 54 

Damages caused by raising grade of streets, on Con. in 73 

Fines, on non-payment of certain, to House of Good Shepherd " 79 

Heenan, Aid., on appointing, on committee " 55 

Illinois Staatz Zeitung, on mandamus, applied for, by " 65 

Illinois Staatz Zeitung, on communication from, relative to printing Council Proceedings Con. in 80 

Inspector of Staves and Headings, on duties of . . . • Published 79 

Inspector of Staves and Headings, on duties of Con. in 242 

Johnson, S. M., on petition of, for damages on account of constructing of Washington st. tunnel. " 242 
Kimball, Walter, on communication in relation to money paid him by Railroad Companies.. Published 240 

Kimball, Walter, on communication in relation to money paid him by Railroad Companies Con. in 301 

Knight, Frank, on petition of, for release from bond Published 39T 

Knight, Prank, on petition of, for release from bond Con. in 403 

Lake Park, on title to. " 56 

Lake front matter, on * " 242 

La Salle St., property belonging to city, in relation " 79 

Loads and speed of vehicles passing thro' Washington st. tunnel, on ordinance regulating. Published 33 
Loads and speed of vehicles passing through Washington st. tunnel, on ordinance regulating. Con in. 60 

Loads on improved sts., on ordinance regulating weight of. Published 243 

Loads on improved sts., on ordinance regulating weight of Con. in 379 

Lonergan, Thos., on claim of *' 80 

Lumber st., on writ compelling city to open — " 79 

O'Brennan, M. A., on claim of. Published 476 

O'Brennan, M. A., on claim of Con. in 503 

Petitions, on circulation of, during sessions of council Published 242 

Petitions, on circulation of, during sessions of council .Con. in 355 

Police court, S. D., on site for Published 522 

Police court, S. D., on site for Tabled 577 

Porters and Runners, on ordinance regulating Con. in 54 

Procter, Semantha, on claim of Recommitted 34 

Procter, Semantha, on claim of. Con. in 80 

Railroad cars, while in motion, on ordinance prohibiting getting on or off. Published 243 

Railroad cars, while in motion, on ordinance prohibiting getting on or off. Con. in 803 

Real estate, on ordinance to facilitate tracing titles to Filed 33 

Repaving sts., on assessments for Published 397 

Repaving sts., on assessments for Con. in 436 

Schwenthaler, Joseph, on i)etition of, for remission of a fine " 33 

Special constables, on appointment of " 119 

Vehicles, on amending ordinance regulating Published 118 

Vehicles, on amending ordinance regulating Licenses 139 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LICENSES. 

Balkam, A. L., on petition of, for free license Published 647 

Balkam, A. L., on petition of, for free license Con. in 676 

Ballcher, T., on petition of, for free license " 134 

Betzer, Catherine, on petition of, for free license ; " 403 

Blaney, William, on petition of, for free license " 63 

Blatner, M., on petition of, for transfer of license " 653 

Bull, Henry, on petition of, for tree license " 84 

Brookfleld, James, on petition of, for rebate " 35 

Bruech, A., on petition of, for free license " 178 

Buckley, Mary, on petition of, for free license , " 178 

Cane, M., on petition of, for free license " 125 

Callaghan, D., on petition of, for free license " 249 

Connolly, John, on petition. of» for free iiceiise. »* 178 



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Page. 

Cornefeld, Isaac, on petition of, for free license Con. in 249 

Coyne, C, on petition of, for free license " 674 

Dehn, Ottilia, on petition of, for free license " 62 

Distillers, on petition of, for free license Published 2f ^ 

Douney, Wm., on petition for free license Con. in 178 

DulFy, J. C, on petition for free license " 62 

Eisenberg, M., ou petition for free license " 178 

Ellison, Thos., on petition for free license ^ " 62 

Express Companies, on compelling, to take out vehicle licenses Published 84 

Express Companies, on compelling, to take out vehicle licenses Filed 111 

Falvey, Dan, on petition of, for free license Con. in 402 

Feuerstein, John, on petition of, for free license " 249 

Fitch, Mrs., on petition for free license " 62 

Flood, James, on petition for free license " 178 

Fredericks, Isaac, on petition for free license " 402 

Frey, Wm., on petition for free license. " 84 

Gabriel, Franz, on petition for free license " 35 

Gage Bros., on petition of, for reduction of billiard license Published 402 

Gage Bros., on petition of, for reduction of billiard license Con. in 443 

Gimberg, Louis, on petition of, for free license " 249 

Hand, Charles, on petition of, for free license • " 178 

Hoi tz, Wm., on petition of, for free license " 402 

Huettick, Fred., on petition of, for free license " 62 

Hughes, John, on petition of, for free license " 124 

Huttendorf, Fred., on petition of, for free license " 178 

Ingrish, Anton, on petition of, for free license " 249 

Jill son, A. E., on petition of, for free license " 249 

Johns, Cath., on petition of, for free license " 485 

Johns, Cath., on petition of, for free license " 403 

Johnson, Mrs., on petition of, for free license " 84 

Kumble, Andrew^, on petition of, for free license " 249 

Lake Park, on leasing, for circuses " 177 

McE wen, James, on petition of, for free license " 178 

McMullen, John, on petition of, for free license " 178 

Maloney, John, on petition of, for free license ^ " 178 

Mullaly, Hannah, on petition of, for free license " 178 

Munzer, M., on petition of, for free license " 178 

Mynelk, Henry, on petition of, for free license " 178 

Nusbaum, M., on petition of, for free license " 249 

Nutting, Isaac, on petition of, for free license " 35 

Oblitzky, Samuel, on petition of, for free license Con. in and adverse 463 

Palmer, George B., on petition of, for free license Con. in 84 

Phrang, Carl, on petition of, for free license " 463 

Ploto, W. K., on petition of, for free license " 402 

Popper, Chris., on petition of, for free license " 178 

Porters and Runners, on ordinance regulating " 84 

Quinn, Patrick, on petition of, for free license > " 84 

Bachadauz, Fred., on petition of, for free license " 35 

Raffalonrtz, E., on petition of, for free license " 124 

Ragolsky, J., on petition of, for free license " 178 

Reis, Paulina, on petition of, for free license Published 463 

Reis, Paulina, on petition of, for free license Con. in 471 

Scandinavian Emigrant Association, on petition of, for free license " 62 

Shultz, Aug., on petition of, for free license " 249 

Schunger, C, on petition of, for free license " 35 

Shay, Daniel, on petition of, for free license " 35 

Strauss, John, on petition of, for free license " 35 

Thalheiner, L., on petition of, for free license " 178 

Theatres, on resolution for increasing license of Published 402 

Theatres, on resolution for increasing license of Con. in 443 

Tinsnell, Joseph, on petition of, for free license ", 249 

Vehicle licenses, on price of Published 178 

Vehicle licenses, on price of Tabled 313 

Wagner, Theodore, on petition of, for free license Con. in 463 

Wake, H., on petition of, for free license " 35 

Whitaker, Mary, on petition of, for free license. " 463 

Willie, Charles, on petition of, for free license " 35 

Zerback, Joseph, on petition of, for free license " 35 

Zerback, Joseph, on petition of, for free license Reconsidered 46 

Zerback, Joseph, on petition of, for free license Filed 46 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

On assessment roll, curbing, filling and paving Warren ave., Reuben to Leavitt Tabled 110 

On assessment roll, for planking alley, between Hubbard, Indiana, Rucker and Elizabeth sts. " 110 

On petition of Peter Schutler, tor annulling of assessment for opening Franklin st Published 249 

On petition of Peter Schutler, for annulling of assessment for opening Franklin st Con. in 379 

On assessment roll, for opening Vernon ave " 414 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON MARKETS. 

Cows in Lake Park, on pasturing Filed 488 

Garbage, on contract for remoYal of Published 274 



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Page. 

Garbage, on contract for removal of > , , . ; Con. in 355 

Market, on B. 90, S. S, Addition, on establishing a Published 180 

Market on B. 90, S. S. Addition, on establishing a Select Committee 212 

Market street horse market, on veto of Mayor m relation thereto Published 180 

Market street horse market, on veto of Mayor in relation thereto Con. in 212 

Market street, on petition to sell horses at auction on Published 86 

Market street, on petition to sell horses at auction on Con. in 113 

May, C. A., on petition of. for compensation for burying a dead dog " 488 

Shaw, J. P., on petition of, for appointment as City Weigher .' Published 86 

Shaw, J. P., on petition of, for appointment as City Weigher Con. in 113 

Peach baskets, on regulating size of Recommitted 488 

Poultry, on regulating sale of " 488 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON POLICE. 

Chicago Relief Society, on petition of, for use of Union Street Police Station Con. in 177 

Chloroform, on ordinance regulating sale of Published 83 

Chloroform, on ordinance regulating sale of Corp. Counsel 111 

Cons; able for S. D. Police Coui-t, on appointing an additional .Filed 77 

Constable for S. D. Police Court, on appointing an additional .Published 60 

Cows running at large, on ordinance prohibiting " 526 

Cows running at large, on ordinance prohibiting .Tabled 651 

Distillers, on licensing ....Published 25 

Express stand, on designating " 124 

Express stand, on designating " 140 

Fares in licensed vehicles, on mode of collecting. — " 176 

Fares in licensed vehicles, on mode of collecting. .Con. in 214 

Hack stand at Wells street depot, on establishing " 123 

Hack stand, on ordinance designating Published 177 

Hack stand, on ordinance designating Con. in 214 

Irwin, S. A., on petition of, for appointment of a special policeman " 60 

Liquor to minors, on prohibiting sale of Published 84 

Liquor to minors, on prohibiting sale of Con. in 110 

Nuisance on Fourth ave., on abating a, " 526 

Nuisance at Kennedy's packing house, on abating Tabled 124 

Police force, on increasing Published 434 

Police force, on increasing Con. in 437 

Saloons, on closing on Sunday .'Published 177 

Saloons, on closing on Sunday Filed 214 

Streets, amending ordinance entitled Published 527 

Streets, amending ordinance entitled .... Judiciary 5'i7 

Sub-station on Archer ave., on site for .Published 434 

Sub-station on Archer ave., on site for Con. in 443 

Upton, James, on petition of, for refunding of fine. " 123 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON PRINTING. 

On fixing price for city printing , Published 86 

On fixing price for city printing .............. ... — .Lost 111 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Establishing standard time Recommitted 22 

Establishing standard time Published 125 

Establishing standard time Recommitted 146 

Establishing standard time Con. in 180 

On rooms for Council in new City Hall " 125 

On rooms for Recorder's Court in new City Hall " 125 

On proposition of Giles Bros, to furnish clock for City Hall " 464 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEE ON RAILROADS. 

Abatement of assessment for improving Archer ave Con. in 161 

Bates St., on laying track on Published 662 

Bates St., on laying track on Con. in 676 

Beach st., on laying track on Published 199 

Beach St., on laying track on Con. in 212 

Clark St., on laying horse railway track on Published 642 

Clark St., on laying horse railway track on Con, in 662 

Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Central Railroad, in relation to Published 641 

Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Central Railroad, in relation to Con. in 675 

Clybourne ave., on laying railway track on Published 397 

Clyboui'ne ave., on laying railway track on Filed 436 

Dummy on State st., relative to running Published 161 

Dummy on State St., relative to running Recommitted 203 

Dummy on State st., relative to running Published 504 

Dummy on State St., relative to running Con. in 627 



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Page. 

Lumber St., on laying track on Published 213 

Lumber st.. on laying track on Con. in 2^4 

On removal of track from Michigan and N. State sts Recommitted 79 

On removal of track from Michigan and N. State sts Con. in 118 

On removal of track from State et., Lake to Kinzie Published 397 

On removal of track from State st., Lake to Kinzie Filed 43B 

Van Buren st. (W.) on laying track on Published 662 

Van Buren st. (W.) on laying track on Recommitted 678 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON SCHOOLS. 

Appraisal of School Land, on ordinance for Published 67 

Appraisal of School Land, on ordinance for Con. in 139 

Boi'den, John, in petition of, for reduction of appraisal of school land. Published 523 

Borden, John, in petition of, for reduction of appraisal of school land Con. in 577 

Brown. Levi, on leasing school land Published 476 

Brown, Levi, on lensiiig school land Con. in 492 

Butler, L. H., on oflfer of, to purchase school land. " 165 

Bids for purchase of school land in Calumet, on Published 399 

Bids for purchase of school laud in Calumet, on Con. in 443 

Bids for purchase of school land in Calumet, on Published 522 

City land corner Wentworth ave. and 33d, on leasing to school fund Published 669 

City land corner Wentworth ave. and 33d, on leasing to school fund Con. in 677 

Compensation for opening road in Calumet Con. in 668 

Dearborn school property, on appraisal of Published 522 

Dearborn school property, on appraisal of Con. in 538 

Earnshaw. E., on petition of, for renewal of lease " 165 

Lann, H , on petition of, for renewal of lease " 669 

Liepsdorff, John, on petition of, for reduction of rent Published 678 

School accommodations in 20th ward, on Con. in 243 

School accommodations and expenditures, on Published 569 

School accommodations and expenditures, on Con. in 652 

School furniture, on purchase of Published 677 

School house on Vedder st. lot, on Recommitted 22 

School house on Vedder st. lot, on Published 57 

School house on Vedder st. lot, on Con. in 77 

School house on Dearborn school lot Published 56 

School house on Dearborn school lot Con. in 72 

School house on 12th st. near 3d ave , Recommitted 22 

School house on 12th St., near 3d ave Published 57 

School house on 12th st., near 3d ave Tabled 72 

School house on Brown School lot . .Published 165 

School house on Brown School lot Con. in 204 

School house on Morgan st., bet. 4th and Erie Published 399 

School house on Morgan st., bet. 4th and Erie Con. in 437 

School lands, in relation to appraisal of Published 57 

School lands, in relation to appraisal of Con. in 139 

School lands, in relation to injunction on appraisal of. Filed 399 

School leases, on forfeiture of. Published 399 

School leases, on forfeiture of Con. in 437 

School site in Washington School district, on purchase of. Recommitted 22 

School site in Washington School district, on purchase of .Con. in 6fi8 

School site cor. of Lincoln and Robey, on purchase of Published 58 

School site cor. of Lincoln and Robey, on purchase of Con. in 77 

School site cor. of Lincoln and Robey, on purchase of Published 243 

School site cor. of Lincoln and Robey, on purchase of Con. in 379 

School site cor. of Pearson and State sts., on purchase of " 57 

School site on Morgan st., bet. 4th and Erie, on purchase of. Published 56 

School site on Morgan st., bet. 4th and Erie, on purchase of. Con. in 72 

School site on Calumet ave., on purchase of " 243 

School site on Calumet ave., on purchase of Published 399 

School site on Calumet ave., on purchase of Con. in 437 

School site on Calumet ave., on purchase of . . .Published 669 

School site on Calumet ave., on purchase of Con. in 676 

School site in Dore district, on purchase of Published 669 

School site in Dore district, on purchase of Con. in 677 

School site, corner Harrison st. and Western ave., on purchase of Published 669 

School site, corner Harrison st. and Western ave., on purchase of. Con. in 677 

School site, corner Michigan ave. and Harrison st., on purchase of " 678 

School site. bet. Monroe and Van Buren sts., on purchase of " 523 

Sisters of Mercy, on remonstrance of, against building school near their hospital 524 

Wentworth, John, on communication of, in relation to Ira Judd tract Recommitted 22 

Wentworth, John, on communication of, in relation to Ira Judd tract Published 58 

Wentworth, John, on communication of, in relation to Ira Judd tract Con. in 72 



REPORTS OF SELECT COMMITTEE. 

Assessments, on Horse Railway Go's., on Published 200 

Assessments, on Horse Railway Go's., on Con. in 207 

Bridewell, on erecting shops at Published 459 

Bridewell, on erecting shops at Recommitted 483 

Bridewell, on erecting shops at Published 522 



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Page. 

Distilling and packing, on issuing licenses for Published 250 

Distilling aud packing, on issuing licenses for Recommitted 379 

Hose house on Cottage Grove ave., on purchasing Con. in 484 

Market on B. 90 S. S. on establishing Published 380 

Market on B. 90 S. 8. on establishing Corp. Counsel 416 

Portrait of ex-mayor Sherman, on procuring Con. in 678 

Eevision of rules and order of business Published 30 

Revision of rules aud order of business Con. in 48 

Revision of rules and order of business '. Published 181 

Eevision of rules and order of business Filed 213 

Sprinkling improved streets Published 250 

Sprinkling improved streets Con. in 379 

Supreme Court, on providing rooms for " 464 

Walsh petition, on " 105 

Water supply, on Published 87 

Water supply, on Con. it 111 

Water vs^orks, on site Published 578 

Water works, on site B. P. W. 661 

West Park Commissioners, sale of land to Published 87 

West Park Commissioners, sale of land to , Con. in 111 



EEPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 



Cass St., Illinois to White, sidewalk space on Con. in 38 

Centre st., on petition for railway track on Published 643 

Centre st., on petition for railway track on Railroads 676 

Erie st., on remonstrance against opening Con. in 38 

Fullerton ave., on ordinance for widening " 305 

Goethe St., on annulling assessment for opening " 120 

Halsted st., on annulling assessment for graveling " 248 

Larrabee st., on remonstrance against macadamizing Published 173 

Larrabee st., on remonstrance against macadamizing Con. in 204 

Wesson st., on remonstrance against widening " 173 

White St., on remonstrance against confirmation of assessment for opening Filed 173 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 



Alley, B. 45, S. E. 14 Sec. 25, on remonstrance against improving Published 81 

Alley, B. 45, S. E. 34 Sec. 22, on remonstrance against improving Con. in 113 

Alley, B. 45, S. E. 14 Sec. 25, on remonstrance against improving Recommitted 110 

Alleys in Wilder's South Addition, on vacation of Con. in 170 

Calumet ave., on changing name of " 37 

Clark St. (S.) on improvement of " 489 

Dearborn St., Jackson to 22d, on opening Recommitted 22 

Dearborn st., Jackson to 22d, on opening Published 37 

Dearborn st., Jackson to 22d, on opening B. P. W. 51 

Douglas pL, on widening of Con. in 17o 

Grade of Market st., establishing Published 119 

Grade of Market st., establishing Con. in 140 

Lake st., removal of obstructions from " 472 

Logan St., on opening Published 172 

Logan St., on opening Recommitted 204 

Michigan ave., on improvement of Con. in 489 

Michigan ave., on moving buildings on Published 670 

Michigan ave., on moving buildings on Tabled 679 

Moonaway pi., changing name of Con. in 400 

Omnibus stand, on establishing " 37 

Prairie ave., on changing improvement ordered on B. P. W. 37 

Quarry st., leasing foot of Published 170 

Quarry st., leasing foot of Con. in 204 

Repairing Lake and Clark sts., on Published 670 

Repairing Lake and Clark sts, on Tabled 678 

Sidewalk obstructions, removal of Published 171 

Sidewalk obstructions, removal of Recommitted 204 

Sidewalk obstructions, removal of Published 400 

Sidewalk obstructions, removal of Published 446 

Sidewalk obstructions, removal of , Con, in 472 

Sidewalk obstructions, removal of Piled 437 

Sidewalk space, on State st Published 670 

Sidewalk space, on State st Tabled 678 

State St., on paving, &c Con. in 643 

Third ave., locating lines of Published 170 

Third ave., locating lines of - Con. in 204 

Viaducts over C. B. & R. R., in relation to " 524 

Wapanseh ave., changing name of " 170 

Wells St., on opening B. P. W. 37 

Wells St., on petition for opening Published 247 

Wells St., on petition for opening Filed 379 

Wells St., changing name of Published 524 

Wells St., changing name of Con, in 576 

Wells St., changing name on lamp posts, on , " 570 

Wells St., on remonstrance against changing name of " 671 



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INDEX. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 



Page. 

Alley, B. 4.5, Hec. 7, on opening Con. in 41 

Alley, B. 25, School Sec. Add., on planking " 41 

Alley, Noble to Armour, Hubbard to Indiana, on remonstrance against planking ' " 59 

Alley, Noble to Armour, Hubbard to Indiana, on remonstrance against planking " 249 

Alley, B. 18, Duncan's Add., on opening Published 58 

Alley, B. 2, Hambleton's Sub., on remonstrance against planking Con. in 59 

Alley, B. 6, Ashland Add., on vaciiting Published 120 

Alley, B. 6, Ashland Add., on vacating Con. in 141 

Alleys, B. 11, Ashland's Add., on vacating Published 121 

Alleys, B. 11, Ashland's Add., on vacating Con. in 141 

Alleys, B. 1, Smith's Sub. N. K. 14 of N. E. 34, Sec. 18 " 248 

Alleys in Russell, Mather & Roberts' Add., on vacating Published 526 

Alleys in Russell, Mather & Roberts' Add., on vacating Con. in 617 

Assessment roll for planking all alleys bet, Hubbard, Indiana, liucker and Elizabeth sts. . . Published 83 

Campbell ave,, on opening Con. in 305 

Centre ave., on repealing ordinance for paving " 349 

Cortez and Brovpn sts., on vacating Published 524 

Cortez and Brown sts., on vacating Con. in 617 

Curtis St., on remonstrance against improving " 41 

Fleetw^ood and Redtield sts., on vacating Published 248 

Fleetwood and Redfield sts., on vacating Con. in 411 

Fulton, Hubbard, and Adams sts., on extending " 41 

Grade of Canal and W. Adams st., on Published 120 

Grade of Canal and W. Adams sts., on Con. in 140 

Harper St., on vacating " 141 

Hay market, on removal of Published 401 

Hay market, on removal of Con. in 443 

Holt St., on remonstrance against opening. . " 59 

Lumber st., on vacation of part of " 122 

Park ave., on collection of assessment for improvement of " 122 

Peck St., on changing name of Published 401 

Peck St., on changing name of Con. in 466 

Reuben st., on changing name of Published 59 

Reuben St., on changing name of. Recommitted 77 

Sangamon st,, in relation to improvement of Con. in 41 

Sewer on Jackson St., on order for " 59 

Sidewalk space on Division St., on " 41. 

Street improvements, on petitions for Published 121 

Street improvements, on petitions for Filed 149 

Vacation of streets in De Stabile's Sub Con. in 110 

"Widening portion of South branch, on " 83 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

Communication in relation to money paid on account of lake front Filed 35 

Dearborn Park, on improvement of " 35 

Dearborn School lot, on leasing Published 383 

Dearborn School lot, on leasing Con. in 435 

Greysten, Saml., on petition of, for lease of land Published 175 

Greysten, Saml., on petition of. for lease of land Con. in 204 

Greenebaum, M.. on petition of, for removal of hay market '. " 35 

Hay market, on remonstrance against " 35 

Lake front matter " 34 

Law, Robt., on petition of, for compensation for laud taken for widening river Published 174 

Law, Robt., on petition of, for compensation for land taken for widenini: river Con. in 213 

La Salle st. property, on exchange of Published 175 

La Salle st. property, on exchange of Con. in 204 

La Salle st. property, on exchanspng Reconsidered 212 

La Salle st. property, on appraising Published 274 

La Salle st. property, on appraising Con. in 379 

La Salle st. property, on appraising Published 490 

La Salle st. property, on appraising Filed 537 

McCagg, E. B., on pe'ition of. relative to cemetery lots " 35 

Matiern. E.. on ])etition of, for lease of land " 35 

Reservoir lot, on leasins Published 645 

Reservoir lot, on leasing Tabled 676 

Reservoir lot, on erecting police station on Published 646 

Reservoir lot, on erecting police station on .- Tabled 676 

Sherlock. P. T.. on leasing land to Filed 35 

Street ends, on leasing " .35 

Water works, on purchasing site for .Select Com. 478 

'West Park Conrmissioners, on selling certain city lands to Published 34 

West Park Commissioners, on selling certain city lands to Referred 50 



REPORT OF BOILER IISrSPECTOR. 
On ordinance for further protection of life and property from s-team boiler explosions ,.F. & W. 70 



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REPORT CLERK POLICE COURT, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Page. 

Of criminal business for the last six montlis Corp. Coiinsel and City Atty. 96 to 102 



REPORT CLERK POLICE COURT, NORTH DIVISION. 
Of criminal business in his court for the past six months Corp. Counsel and Published lOvJ to 104 



REPORT CLERK OF RECORDER'S COURT. 

Of cases before Grand Jury, disposed of and pending Published and Eef. «^orp. Counsel 208 



REPORT ERRING WOMANS' REFUGE. 

Annual report for the year ending December 31, 186§ Piled 377 



REPORT FISH INSPECTOR. 

Annual report for 1869 Published and Pinanee 31 

On ordinance relating to the inspection of salted fresh water fish Markets 70 



REPORTS OF SCHOOL AGENT. 

On purchase of school lands in sec. 22, 37, & 14, from J. H. Rees & Co Schools 70 

On list of property belonging to school fund ; Published 181, 184 

On appointment of appraiser to fill vacancy Tabled temp. 189 

On list of property belonging to school fund Filed 212 

On school census Published and Filed 437 

On deficiency of appropriation in constructing road along south line sec. 21, 37, 14 Schools 519 

Receipts and expenditures during quarter ending June 1st, 1870 Published and Filed 104 

Receipts and expenditures on account of school fund from Jan. 1st, 1870, to April 1st, 1870. Published 185 

Receipts and expenditures on account of school fund from Jan. 1st, 1870, to April 1st, 1870 Filed 212 

Receipts and expenditures for quarter ending October 1st Published and Filed 583 



REPORTS OF SCHOOL LAND APPRAISERS. 

Appraisal of school land Published 219 

Appraisal of school land Tabled Temp. 284 

Appraisal of school land Filed 300 

Appraisement of Milliman, Ira Judd and other lands Published 431 

Appraisment of Milliman, Ira Judd and other lands W. & P. G. 437 

Appraisment of Dearborn school lot Published and Schools 498 



REPORTS OF SISTERS OF GOOD SHEPHERD. 

Of their work toward reformation of fallen women Published 263 

Of their work toward reformation of fallen women Filed 379 



RESIGNATIONS. 

Healey, James T., as school inspector Accepted 271 

Holden, C. N., as school inspector " 476 

Skinner, Mark, as appraiser of school lands " 203 



RESOLUTIONS. 



Aldermen, relative to leaving seats during sessions Tabled 47 

Aldermen, relative to leaving seats during sessions Judiciary 95 

Amending rule 37 of rules and order of business Adopted 79 

Amendment, to ordinance entitled licensed vehicles Police 255 

Amending section 10, chapter 45, entitled streets.. " 484 

Amending section 10, chapter 45, entitled steeets Published 527 

Appraisers, election of, to appraise school lands. " 58 



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Page. 

Appraisers, election of, to appraise Ira Judd tract Adopted 72 

Appointment, architect to inspect public buildings P. B. 164 

Armory, relating to repair of Police 181 

Armory, relative io plans and npecifications for B. P. W. 214 

Armory, relative to erection of a nevv^ one W. & P. G. 485 

Armory, locatini^ of, on reservoir lot Published 522 

Assessment, ou Park ave., relative to collection of S. & A. W. D. 78 

Assessors, extending time to make assessment Adopted 377 

Base Ball, regulating size of " 520 

Basin in river, for canal boats H. & B. 26 

Bids, for new bridewell Adopted 495 

Bids, for lots in vicinity of Lincoln, Robey and 4th sts Published 58 

Bids, for lots in vicinity of Lincoln, Robey and 4th sts Adopted 77 

Bids, for site for fire and police purposes " 685 

Board of Health, asking special appropriations of 111,200 " 556 

Bradish, Lucretia, on claim for witness in Recorder's Court " 33 

Bridewell, relative to management of Bridewell 18 

Bridewell, for appointment of committee to inquire how discharges of prisoners are procured. Adopted 654 

Bridewell, relative to improvement of " 683 

Building line, relative to, on 14th st " 670 

Building on Chicago ave., relative to unsafe condition of " 10 

California Visitors, relative to expense of entertaining Finance 65 

Catch Basins, relative to, on certain sts. in North Division Adopted 532 

Census, City, relative to taking of • Finance 131 

Change of name of Wells st. to Fifth ave t . S. & A. S. D. 465 

Chicago and N. W. R. R., permission to move tracks on N. Water st Adopted 685 

Circulatation of petititions during sessions of council " 355 

City lands, relative to occupancy of, on N. La Salle and N. Clark sts Judiciary 18 

City printing, relative to contract for " 556 

City property, Comptroller to report by what means possession was taken of the Ira Judd tract. Adopted 79 

City property, relative to appraisal of Ira Judd tract W. & P. G. 2.50 

Cleaning, relative to North Branch Adopted 305 

Cleaning North Branch, estimates for " 461 

Coal contractor, B. P. W. to report name of F. & W. 654 

Compensation, to be paid to city oflacers Adopted 10 

Compensation, for corporation printing Printing 18 

Comptroller, to pay $475 for entertaining official visitors Published 115 

Comptroller, to purchase lot on 2l8t st. for use of fire department Adopted 684 

Condition of ceiling in the council chamber P. B. 95 

Contract, relative to, with S. D. R. W. Co Adopted 678 

Contracts, relative to copies of, for cleaning sts Published 201 

Contracts, relative to copies of, for cleaning streets Adopted 207 

Council Chamber, relative to providing rooms for P. B. 65 

Council Chamber, relative to unsafe condition of Adopted 147 

Council Meetings, relative to Judiciary 165 

Council, relative to adjournment of, until September Lost 436 

Cows, relative to driving of, on W. Harrison st S. & A. W. D. 251 

Cows, running at large, directing committee of streets and alleys to prepare ordinance Judiciary 653 

Criminals, relative to, in Police courts Adopted 65 

Crossings, relative to construction of, on Washington st. and Park ave., over C.C.&I.C.R.R. " 256 

Cruelty, charges of, against asst. Bridewell keeper Bridewell 131 

Damages, sustained by changing grade of streets , Adopted 73 

Dearborn Park, relative to occupancy of ; " 495 

Debating, relative to, in sessions of Council Withdrawn 242 

Delinquences, in late collector's office Adopted 556 

Distillery Slops, relative to depositing of, in the North Branch Bd. of Health 299 

Dock lines, establishing of, in the North Branch Adopted 461 

Draft of acts, for the government of Chicago Judiciary 685 

Engine Houses, relative to purchasing lots for Published 55 

Engine, " Long John," relative to changing name of P. &W. 104 

Engine houses and police stations, relative to purchasing lots for PJ^blished 119 

Engine houses, relative to purchase of lots for Adopted 1 47 

Engine house, relative to building on Reuben st " 496 

Express stands, in relation to Adopted 94 

Express Companies, relative to procuring licenses for teams Cor. Counsel 119 

Fast driving, relative to, in the city Adopted 472 

Fast driving, prohibiting of, through Washington st. tunnel Police 496 

Fees, relative to paying of, into the city treasury Judiciary 18 

Fees, relative to, in various city offices " 18 

Fees, relative of, received by city officials Published 55 

Fees, relative of, received by city officials Adopted 73 

Fine, relative to refunding of, to Mrs. W. H. West Finance 633 

Fine, relative to refunding of, to Mrs. W. H. West Adopted 641 

Fire alarm box, placing at the cor. of North ave. and Milwaukee ave " 465 

Fire alarm box, at the cor. of Milwaukee and Reuben st " 461 

Fire alarm boxes, relative to P. & W. 496 

Fire department. Comptroller to advertise for bids of lols for use of Adopted 520 

Fire department, purchase lot for use of, on Twentieth st .Published 642 

Fire limits, establishiuo; of, on Milwaukee av Adopted 413 

Fish inspector, relative to .' Markets 18 

French consulate, relative to Adopted 162 & 63 

Funds public, relative to depositing of. in banks Judiciary 18 

Gas meters, relative to appointment of inspectors for G. L. 46 

Gateway at Union Park, relative to coustruction of Adopted 377 

Grades, relative to dama<^es bv raisin of Published 54 

Grade, establishing of, on Milwaukee ave B. P. W. 169 

Grade, relative to. on streets west of Union Park Adopted 520 



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Page, 

Hackney coaches, relative to Adopted 66 

Hay market, relative to removal of " 520 

Hay scales, giving permission to Lassen to place in alley Markets 531 

Hersch, S., to grant intelligence otlice license for three months Adopted 163 

Horse Kailway Companies, to put Iheir track in repair Published 201 

Horse railway cars, relative to licensing of Licenses 214 

Horse railway companies, to put their tracks in repair Adopted 207 

Hose elevator, relative to use of lot for '. Published 56 

Hose, relative to bursting of Adopted 480 

Illinois Staats Zeitung, designating the German newspaper for city printing Lost 46 

niiuois Staats Zeitung, relative to prosecuting an appeal Adopted 141 

Illinois Staats Zeitung, relative to suit against Lost 145 

Improvement of alley bet. Canal st. and Stewart ave. and 18th and Lumber sts Adopted 582 

Improvement of alley between Lake st. and Park ave. and Western and Stanton ave " 654 

Improvement of Ashland ave B. P. W. 377 

Improvement of Belden ave Adopted 377 

Improvement of Blue Island ave., from 12th St. to Center ave " 130 

Improvement of Clybourne ave. from Clybourne place to Fullerton ave B. P. W. 164 

Improvement of Cottage Grove ave. from 22d st. to Douglas place, to prepare ordinance for.. .Adopted 521 

Improvement of Dearborn St., S. Water to Madison " 531 

Improvement of Division st " 306 

Improvement of Elston Eoad " 430 

Improvement, Elston road, (cindering) .B. P. W. 531 

Improvement of Fourth ave Adopted 531 

Improvement of Fourteenth st B. P. W. 212 

Improvement of N. Halsted st Adopted 472 

Improvement of Huron st., Clark to Kingsbury " 436 

Improvement of Huron st B. P. W. 532 

Improvement of Illinois st.. Wells to Kingsbury. " 685 

Improvement, relative to Lake st " 306 

Improvement, relative to Lake st Adopted 461 

Improvement, Lake and Clark sts., relative t© repair of S. & A. S. D. 654 

Improvement of W. Madison st Adopted 654 

Improvement of Michigan and Central aves B. P. W. 163 

Improvement, Michigan ave., B. P. W. to proceed with " 169 

Improvement, Michigan ave., relative to delay of., Adopted 436 

Improvement, Milwaukee ave., Division st. to North ave " 495 

Improvement. Milwaukee ave., Canal st. to Desplaines " 686 

Improving North Branch, relative to H. & B. 26 

Improvemeeit, North ave., Wells st. to Dearborn Adopted 461 

Improvement, Oak st., relative to " 46 

Improvement, Prairie ave., B. B. W. to return petition for Tabled 131 

Improvement, Kiver st., Wabash to Michigan ave B. P. W. 531 

Improvement, Eockwell st., Madison to 12th " 131 

Improvement, Schiller and Goethe sts Adopted 496 

Improvement, Sedgwick st., Chicago ave. to Division " 430 

Improvement, Sedgwick st., Erie to Chicago ave " 653 

Improvement of Southwestern ave B. P. W. 214 

Improvement, Southwestern ave., relative to " 485 

Improvement, Tyler st., Eobey to Southwestern ave " 131 

Improvement of Water Lot N, with curb walls Adopted 479 

Improvement of Wesson st., relative to " 95 

Improvement of Wesson St., requesting B. P. W. to take no further steps in improving same. " 413 

Improvement, Western ave., Lake to 20th st " 413 

Improvement, Street, relative to petition for S. & A. W. D. 9^ 

Improvement, relative to certain of, by Aid. McGrath Adopted 132 

Interest on bonds, relative to " 305 

Interest on city deposits Finance 485 

Job printing, relative to Printing 26 

Kinzie st. (W.) relative to condition of B. P. W. 272 

Knight, F., from release of bail bond Adopted 403 

Lake st., from Western ave. to C, C. & I. C. R. R., relative to B. P. W. 582 

Lake front, relative to , Filed 34 

Lake park, authorizing lease of Licenses 165 

Lake front, relative to deposit on .Judiciary 131 

Lake front, relative to deposit on Adopted 301 

Lamp posts, on Carpenter and Fulton sts " 430 

Lamp posts, on S. Carpenter st " 456 

Lamp posts, on Cedar st " 9 

Lamp posts, on DeKoven st " 583 

Lamp posts, on Erie st " 95 

Lamp posts, changing names to 5th ave. and Pacific ave. thereon S. & A. S. D. 632 

Lamp posts, changing names to 5th ave. and Pacific ave. thereon Adopted 670 

Lamp, relative to, in the 15th Ward " 633 

Lamp posts, on Franklin st " 654 

Lamp posts, on Franklin, Sedgwick and Larrabee sts B. P. W. 686 

Lamp posts, on Fullerton ave. , " 686 

Lamp posts, on Huron st Adopted 496 

Lamp posts, on W. Indiana st B. P. W. 485 

Lamp posts, on Kingsbury st Adopted 46 

Lamp posts, on Kingsbury st 485 

Lamp posts, on Larrabee st., from Oak to Hobbie " 46 

Lamp posts, on Leavitt St., relative to " 583 

Lamp posts, on Locust st., relative to " 557 

Lamp posts, on Madison st., relative to B. P. W. 164 

Lamp posts, on Milwaukee ave., relative to Adopted 496 

Lamp posts, on Morgan St., relative to B. P. W. 531 

Lamp posts, on Newbury st., relative to Adopted 633 



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Page. 

Lamp posts, on Schiller et., relative to Adopted 479 

Lamp posts, on Sedgwick st., relative to " 557 

Lamp posts, ou Siegel st., relative to • " 520 

Lamp posts, on W. Taylor St., relative to " 632 

Lamp posts, on 3d ave., asking ordinance for B. P. W. 31 

Lamp posts, on 22d St., relative to Adopted 632 

Lamp posts, on 23d st., relative to " 682 

Lamp posts, on 25th st., from Prairie to Calumet aves " 272 

Lamp poets, on Union st., bet. Lake and Kinzie " 520 

Lamp posts, on N. Water st., bet. La Salle and Clark B. P. W. 211 

Lamp posts, inquiring why not erected on Warren ave Adopted 654 

Lamp posts, on Western ave., relative to 521 

Laws governing city of Chicago, and effect of new constitution ou " 496 

Library for use of prisoners, relative to " 675 

Licenses, relative to persons applying for free license " 66 

Lincoln Park act, in relation to W. & P. G. 683 

Market, relative to, on block 90, S. S. add Markets 94 & 95 

Miller & Liebenstein, to pay $1,147.93 to Adopted 436 

Milliman tract, relative to enclosing of W. & P. G. 683 

Moving buildings on improved sts., relative to, S. & A. of 3 Div. 462 

Municipal corporations, relative to action of Constitutional convention pertaining to Adopted 93 

Naming streets in the suburban districts of the city, relative to " 306 

O'Brennan, M. A., to pay, ^600 compensation for injuries Published 476 

O'Brennau, M. A., to pay, f600 compensation for injuries Clerk 502 

O'Brennan, M. A., to pay, |600 compensation for injuries Lost 537 

Obstructions, relative to, on Adams st Adopted 436 

Obstructions on Hawthorne ave., removing of " 484 

Obstructions relative to, on Sophia st " 495 

Omnibuses, directing Board of Police to enforce ordinance regulating B. P. C. 463 

Omnibuses, relative to stands for Police 521 

Opening California ave., relative to B. P. W. 208 

Opening Elm st. relative to assessment for Adopted 480 

Opening 15th st. east of State, relative to B. P. W. 163 

Opening Franklin st. to Division, relative to Adopted 461 

Opening Henry st., relative to " 130 

Opening Henry st., relative to , '. " 300 

Opening Logan st., relative to " 30 

Opening Lumber St., directing board to take immediate action, relative to " 79 

Opening N. Market st., relative to " • 461 

Opening Miller St., asking ordinance for B. P. W. 93 

Opening Milwaukee ave., relative to Adopted 234 

Opening Milwaukee ave., relative to delay of " 473 

Opening Milwaukee ave., relative to money paid for. " 485 

Opening Milwaukee ave., relative to delay of " 532 

Opening Morgan st., relative to B. P. W. 632 

Opening Perch st., relative to Adopted 247 

Opening Reuben St., Division to Milwaukee ave B. P. W. 169 

Opening Strong St., relative to " 306 

Opening Washington St., relative to " 131 

Papers, relative to, in hands of committees Adopted 686 

Parks, that B. P. W. be requested to enforce all rules, relative to " 214 

Park avenue, to suspend collection on special assessment for curbing part of " 67 

Payment of taxes, relative to accommodations for " 5 

Plans, directing Bd. of Educ. to prepare for school building on Morgan and Erie sts Bd. of Bduc. 130 

Plat, instructing B. P. W. to prepare for W. Washington st Adopted 485 

Portraits, relative to repairing of, in Council Chamber " 519 

Portrait, of F. C. Sherman, relative to its condition " 639 

Portrait, of P. C. Sherman, relative to its payment for " 678 

Pumps, directing B. P. W. to start at the locks " 234 

Pupils, directing Bd. of Educ. to report number of, also number of seats in school houses Schools 519 

Railroad switch on Fox place, relative to R. R. 300 

Railroad track, from sidewalk on Reuben st Adopted 372 

Railroad crossings, planking on Kinzie st " 520 

Railroad crossings, of C. & N. W. Co • B. P. W. 686 

Railroad crossings, directing C. & N. W. Co. to repair on Adams st Adopted 686 

Railway track, removal of on Michigan and N State sts R. R. 32 

Railway track, permission to remove on N. State and Michigan sts Adopted 118 

Railway track, for N. C. R. R. Co., to remove from State st Tabled 133 

Railway Co., to remove track from State st. bridije R. R. 255 

Railway Co., N. C. C. R. R., to extend track on Clybourne avenue " 272 

Railway Co., their right to charge six cents fare Adopted 272 

Recorder" s Court, relative to " 18 & 19 

Reduction in pay of certain employees of the B. P. W Finance 139 

Reduction in pay of certain employees of the B. P. W Filed 236 

Refiiuding moneys paid on special assessments Adopted 151 

Refunding moneys paid on Larrabee st. assessments Tabled Temp. 153 

Refunding moneys paid on assessment for opening Franklin st Judiciary 164 

Re-improving streets, B. P. W. to pay for out of general fund .Finance 430 

Remission of fine, in relation to Adopted 33 

Removal of R. R. track, crossing Wabash ave.. State st. and Clark st., near 16^h st S. & A. W. D. 18 

Removal of fence and construction of sidewalk on Michigan ave B. P. W. 212 

Removal of refreshment stand in Union Parks W. & P. G. 272 

Removal of cars over night on Milwaukee ave Adopted 480 

Removal of old chapel from city cemetery " 495 

Removal of macadam from Madison st " 496 

Rockwell St., relative to obstructions on " 300 

Kollin^ Mills, relative to consumption of smoke of " 461 

Roof, Court House, relative to " 300 



INDEX. LI 

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Hepairing streets, relative to assessments for r Judiciary 94 

Eepeal of ordinance, fixing fees for State's attorney Finance 26 

Repealing ordinance and annullino; assessment for paving Indiana ave., from 22d to 29th Adopted 147 

Eeporlers, providiu'j,- accommodations for " 29 

Reservoir lot, relative to lease of Published 646 

Resolutions, providing- for a committee on Select Com. 26 

Reynolds, R. P., to lease land Clerk 443 

Rules and order of business relative to revising Adopted 26 

Salaries of city otiicers, relative to ' Finance 11 

Salaries of city ollicers, relative to Judiciary 17 

Salaries, to retain certain amounts from, to satisfy judgments against " 95 

Salaries, to retain certain amounts from, to satisfy judgments against Filed 242 

Sale of lot, in B. 4, S. S. Add., for special assessment Finance 465 

Scavenger work, instructing Board of Health to furnish copies of all contracts for Published 201 

Scavenger work, for Board of Health to fm-nish Council with all contracts in force for Adopted 207 

School lands, relative to appraisal of Schools 18 

School agent, for information relative to school laws Adppted 132 

School lands, relative to, owned by town of Cicero at the time said town was annexed to the city. " 165 

School building, relative to, on Brown School lot ; Published 165 and 166 

School land, new lease to Samuel Gregston Published 175 

School land, directing lease of to Samuel Gregston Adopted 204 

School site, relative to purchase of, on Calumet ave " 243 

School site, relative to appraisement of Schools and Corp. Counsel 272 

School building, authorizing construction of, on the Brown School lot Adopted 274 

School land, instructing Comptroller to advertise for bids in S. E. J4 Sees. 21, 37, 14 " 465 

School lands, authorizing sale of to R. P. Reynolds rTabled Temp. 466 

School fixtures, prohibiting Board of Education from purchasing Schools 633 

School house, relative to request for new Adopted 652 

Sewers, relative to, on certain streets B. P. W. 66 

Sewer, relative to, in Division and Halsted sts Adopted 251 

Sewerage, relative to, in 15th Ward B. P. W. 132 

Sewerage, relative to, in 15th Ward Adopted 250 

Sewers, for construction of, in 15th Ward B. P. W. 266 

Sewer in Honore st., from Monroe to Adams " 266 

Sewers, relative to, In Park ave. and Madison st " 266 

Sewers, relative to, in Peoria and Carpenter sts " 632 

Sewers, relative to, in Southwestern ave " 300 

Sewers, relative to, in Vincennes ave " 300 

Sewers, relative to, in Wabash and Michigan avep., bet. 30th and 35th " 169 

Sewers, relative to, in Wabash ave " 300 

Sherman, J. C, of respect to Adopted 639 

Sidewalks, relative to "• 29 

Sidewalks, on Armitage rd. and Ransom st., and for cindering North ave B. P. W. 181 

Sidewalks, on Baldwin and Hart sts., from Kinzie to Hubbard " 164 

Sidewalks, on Chicago ave.. Wood to Paulina Adopted 480 

Sidewalks, straightening, on Clark st " 465 

Sidewalks, on Dayton and Clark sts " 93 

Sidewalks, on Elston ave " 654 

Sidewalks, on Erie st., relative to *' 582 

Sidewalks, on Evans St., relative to B. P. W. 653 

Sidewalks, on streets in 15th Ward, relative to Adopted 495 

Sidewalks, in 15th Ward, relative to " 484 

Sidewalks, on 4th st., from Robey to Hoyne Adopted 582 

Sidewalks, on Pulton, David, Diller and Superior sts B. P. W. 131 

Sidewalks, on Tremont st.. Clay to Centre " 686 

Sidewalks, on Grand Haven st Adopted 557 

Sidewalks, on Huron st., from Townsend to Kingsbury B. P. W. 66 

Sidewalks, on W. Jackson st Adopted 582 

Sidewalks, on Knerr St., from Clybourne ave. to Sheflaeld ave " 520 

Sidewalks, on Leavitt st., relative to " 521 

Sidewalks, on McGrath St., from Hoyne to Leavitt " 462 

Sidewalks, relative to obstructions on Police 685 

Sidewalks, on Ontario st Adopted 250 

Sidewalks, on Sampson and Brown sts B. P. W. 272 

Sidewalks, on Selah st., from Hobbie to Division " 208 

Sidewalks, on Southwestern ave., relative to Adopted 46 

Sidewalks, on Sophia st., from Larrabee to Halsted B. P. W. 430 

Sidewalks, in 12th Ward, relative to " 583 

Sidewalks, on 22d st., from Laflin to Blue Island ave Adopted 521 

Sidewalks, on 37th St., Vincennes rd. to South Park ave ; " 583 

Sidewalks, on Washington and Warren sts ...B. P. W. 131 

Sidewalks, ordering B. P. W. to relay on Washington st., from Peoria to Sangamon Adopted 247 

Smoking, prohibiting, in council chamber during sessions " 9 

Social evil, relative to crime known as " 521 

Special laws, relative to State's Attorney's fees " 93 

Stationery, directing Comptroller to supply council with " 10 

Stationery, directing Comptroller to supply council with " 462 

Starting stand, for C. C. R. R. Co., relative to *' 632 

Street ends, relative to Finance 26 

Survey of Madison st-, bet. Western ave. and California Adopted '484 

Supreme court, relative to providing rooms for Clerk 430 

Supreme court, relative to providing rooms for Adopted 434 

Supreme court, relative to providing rooms for " 464 

Taxes, for Comptroller to report names of persons who have succeeded in evading the pay- 
ment of " 165 

Thanks, vote of, to Common Council, Columbus, Ohio " 521 

Thanks, vote of, to retiring President of Common Council " 679 

Thanks, vote of, to Superintendent of the City R. E. Co " 485 



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Page. 

Telegraph wires, asking by what authority they are passed through the tunnel Adopted 65 

Urinals, relative to • B. P. W. 66 

Union park, relative to extension of W. & P. G. 170 

Vacation of Writrht st. west of Henry, relative to B. P. W. 131 

Van Buren st., relative lo delay in building viaduct Adopted 557 

Vechteu Van, relative to purchasing insurance maps of Chicago " 668 

Viaducts, relative to suits for damages on account of construction of Judiciary 26 

Votes, relative to explanation of by aldermen Tabled 62 

Walsh, Daniel, relative to the commutation of the sentence of.. Adopted 61 & 62 

Warreu ave., relative to assessment rolls for paving of " 119 

Water supply, relative to for West Division B. P. W. 132 

Water supply, relative to for West Division Adopted 435 

Water works, relative to proposed... Tabled 633 

Water pipe on Blue Island ave., from Catherine st. to Clayton B. P. W. 686 

Water pipe on Conner st Adopted 496 

Water supply on Elston ave " 496 

Water supply in 15th Ward, relative to " 484 

Water pipe, directing B. P. W. to connect with Forest ave. school B. P. W. 583 

Water pipe, in Leavitt st. from Monroe to Van Buren " 131 

Water pipe, relative to extension of, on W. 22d st Adopted 521 

Water pipe, on Tyler St., bet. Hoyne and Robey B. P. W. 164 

Water pipe, on Warren ave " 480 

Water pipe, directing B. P. W. to lay in Western ave Adopted 65 

Water pipe, on Western ave B. P. W. 480 

Water pipe, on Wilcox st Adopted 583 

Water pipe, relative to extension of from Wood St. to Wicker Park " 465 

Water pipe, relative to on Wood and 4th sts " 531 

West park, relative to transfer of land to Published 34 

West park commissionsrs, authorizing the sale of land to Adopted 111 

West Park commissioners, relative lo the issue of bonds and sale and purchase of land by . . . " 679 

Wicker park, relative to improvement of " 496 

Widening Fullerton ave., assessment roll for " 521 

Widening W. Harrison from Ashland ave. to city limits, relative to B. P. W. 208 

Widening Michigan ave., relative to Adopted 557 

Widening Quincy st., relative to " 30 

Widening Wells St., from Harrison st. south, relative to B. P. W. 212 

Wood inspector, relative to compensation for Finance 532 

Woolen manufacturers, relative to exhibition of Adopted 165 

Wright's history of Chicago, relative to purchase of Published 668 

Wright's history of Chicago, relative to purchase of Clerk 676 

Wright's history of Chicago, relative to purchase of Adopted 685 



VETO MESSAGES. 

Of petition of Joseph Zerback for free license 45 

Of resolution, relative to collection of assts. for curbing, grading and paving Park ave..S. & A. W. D. 78 

Of ordinance, repealing and annulling asst. for opening an alley in block 18, Duncan's add Filed 109 

Of petition of Wm. Schott to sell horses at auction upon the street Markets 129 

Of resolution, relative to suits against Illinois Staats Zeitung 145 

Of ordinance, conveying certain property to Darius Knight , 149 

Of claims of Thomas Lonergan Tabled Temp. 153 

Of order refunding money paid on Larrabee st. assessment " 153 

On claim of sewerage contractors Finance 212 

Of report of Com. on Mar. granting Wm. Schott permission to sell horses at auct. on Market Bt..Filed 219 

Of ordinance, regulating the modes of collecting fares 271 

Of ordinance, making contract for removal of garbage Tabled Temp. 376 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— Aid. Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, 
Hahn, Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, 
Whi taker, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, 
W. S. Powell. Comiskey, George Powell, Holden, 
Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard. McCotter, Robin- 
eon, Campbell, Gill, Sbeil, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine. 



ORGANIZATION. 

The Clerk announced the presence of a quorum. 
Aid. Woodard moved that the Council do now 
proceed to elect by ballot a presiding officer. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schintz nominated Aid. John Comiskey for 
Presiding Officer. 

The Clerk appointed Aid. Hildreth, Devine and 
Gill as tellers. 

A ballot was then had with the following re- 
sult : 

Whole number of ballots 39 

Aid. John Comiskey received 37 

Aid. C. C. P. Holden 1 

Blank... 1 

Aid. Schintz moved that Aid. ^lomiskeyb^ de- 
clared duly elected Presiding Officer, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodard moved the appointment of a com- 
mittee to conduct the Presiding Officer to the chair. 
The motion prevailed. 

And the Clerk appointed Aid. Woodard, Schintz 
and Montgomery as such Committee. 

The Committee appointed to conduct the Presid- 
ing Officei to the chair performed the duty assigned 
them, and the Presiding Officer, having been intro- 
duced by Aid. Woodard, addressed the Council as 
follows ; 

Gentlemen : I return you my sincere thanks for 
the honor you have conferred upon me in calling 
me to preside over your deliberations for the com- 
ing municipal year. I shall endeavor to discharge 
all the duties pertaining to the office of Presiding 
Officer of this Council impartially and honestly, for 
the best interests of the city, always relying upon 
your cordial co- operation in supporting me. I do 
not intend to make a speech to-night. As the May- 
or has vacated his seat very courteously, I now 
await the pleasure of the Council. What further 
action do you wish to take this evening ? 



RULES OF ORDER. 

Aid. Holden moved to adopt the rules of order 
adopted by the last Council, until the same are al- 
tered, chansred or amended. 

Aid. Woodard moved to amend by striking out 
of rule 36 the word "-Mayor" and insert the words 
"Presiding Officer," and to make the same change 
throughout the rules where the word " Mayor" oc- 
curs, and also to strike out rule 35 entirely. 

After debate. Aid. Schintz called for the previous 
question. 

The question being, "Shall the main question 
now be put ?" 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the prfevious question was ordered by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— Cox^ Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S.Powell, 
George Powell, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCot- 
ter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, 
Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mi . 
President— 37. 

iVoes— Holden, Wilce— 2. 

The question being on the adoption of the amend - 
ment offered by AM. Woodard, 

Aid. Holden demandea the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn. 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Tracey, Hickey. 
Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Rob- 
inson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Her 
ting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 34. 

JVoes— Baggy, Whitaker, Holden, Wilce, Tyler 
—5. 

The question recurring on the motion of Aid. 
Holden as amended, 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan. Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Tracey, Hickey, 
Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Russell, Walsh. Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, 
Campbell. Gill, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, Mc- 
Cauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President — 34. 

Noes—B&ggy, Whitaker, Holden, Wilce, Tyler 
— >5. 

The following are the rules of order as adopted ; 



Dec. 6,3 



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flULES AND OKDER OF BUSINESS. 
MEETINGS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

Rule 1. Regular meetings ot the Common Coun- 
cil shall be held on every alternate Monday even- 
ing at 7:30 o'clock. Special meetings may be held 
at any time, on call of the Mayor, or any two or 
more Aldermen ; such call shall be in writing, duly 
signed, and shall be presented to the Clerk, who 
shall proceed immediately to prepare notices of the 
8ame,and shall cause them to be served on the mem- 
bers of the Council, in the usual manne ; such no- 
tices shall describe, in brief, the nature or objects 
of the call. 

At every special meeting, the call for such meet- 
ing shall be read, and afterward filed by the Clerk ; 
and no business, other than that proposed by the 
call, shall be in order at such meeting. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS, 

RuiiE 2. At the hour appointed for the meeting, 
the Clerk, (or some one appointed to supply his ab- 
sence,) shall proceed to call the roll of members, 
marking ihe absentees, and announce whether a 
quorum (i. e. a majority of all the members elected) 
be present. Upon the appearance of a quorum, the 
Council shall be called to order, the Presiding Offi- 
cer taking the chair, if present, and the Council ap- 
pointing a temporary Chairman if he should be ab- 
sent. If a quorum do not appear, the Council shall 
not thereby stand adjourned, unless by a vote of 
the members present. When a quorum is present, 
the Council shall proceed to the business before 
them, which shall be conducted in the order follow- 
ine : 

1. The reading of the minutes of the proceedings 
of the last meeting or meetings ; amendment and 
approval of the same, unless dispensed with by the 
Council. 

2. The presentation of petitions and other eom- 
munications. 

3. Reports of city officers. 

4. Engrossed ordinances, orders, and resolu- 
tions, 

5. Unfinished business of preceding meetings. 

6. Reports of standing committees, 

7. Reports of select committees. 

8. Miscellaneous business. 

Rule 3. All questions relating to the priority of 
business shall be decided without debate. 

DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OP THE PRESIDING 
OFFICER. 

Rule 4. The Presiding Officer shall preserve 
order and decorum, and shall decide all questions 
of order, subject to an appeal to the Common Coun- 
cil ; he shall have the casting vote on all questions 
upon which the Council is equally divided, but not 
otherwise. 

Rule 5. While the Presiding Officer is putting 
the question, no member shall walk across or out 
of the Council room. 

Rule 6. Every member, previous to his speaking, 
shall rise from his seat, and address himself to the 
Presiding Officer, and say, '•'•Mr. President f-'' but 
shall not proceed with his remarks until recognized 
and named by the chair. 

Rule 7. When two or more members rise at once, 
the Presiding Officer shall name the member who 
is first to speaK . 

DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERS. 

Rule 8, When a member wishes to present a 
communication, petition, order, resolution, or 
other original matter, he shall rise in his place, and 
briefly state its nature before presenting the same. 

Rule 9, No member shall speak more than twice 
upon the same subject without leave of the Com- 
mon Council, nor more than once, in any case, until 



every member choosing to speak shall have spoken. 

Rule 10. A member called to order by the Chair 
shall immediately sit down, unless permitted to ex- 
plain. If there be no appeal, the decision of the 
Chair shall be conclusive ; but if the member ap- 
peal from the decision of the Chair, the Common 
Council shall decide on the case, without debate. 

Rule 11. . While a member is speaking, no mem- 
ber shall hold any private discourse, nor pass be- 
tween the speaker and the Chair. 

Rule 12. Every member who shall oe present 
when a question is stated from the Chair, shall vote 
thereon, unless excused by the Common Council, 
or unless he be directly interested in the question, 
in which case he shall not vote. 

Rule 13. No member shall be allowed to leave 
the Council while in session, unless excused ; and 
for attempting to do so. or for persistent violation 
of any other rule of order, may be restrained, ar- 
rested, or otherwise dealt with, as the President 
or Council may direct. 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Rule 14. No motion shall be put or debated un- 
less It be seconded. When a motion is seconded, 
it shall be stated by the Presiding officer before de- 
bate ; and every such motion shall be reduced to 
writing, if required by a member 

Rule 15. After a motion or resolution is stated 
by the Presiding officer, it shall be deemed to be in 
possession of the Common Council ; but may be 
withdrawn at any time before decision or amend- 
ment, by consent of the Common Council. 

Rule 16 If the question in debate contain sev- 
eral distinct propositions, any member may have 
the same divided, when the sense admits of it. 

Rule 17. In all cases where a resolution or mo- 
tion is entered on the minutes of the Common 
Council, the name of the member moving the same 
shall be entered also. 

TAKING AND ENTERING VOTE, 

Rule 18. If any member require it, the ayes and 
noes upon any question shall be taKen and entered 
on the minutes ; but the ayes and noes shall not be 
taKen, unless called for previous to any vote on the 
question. 

PRECEDENCE OF QUESTIONS. 

Rule 19. When a blank is to be filled, and dif- 
ferent sums or times are proposed, the question 
shall be taken first on the largest sum or the long- 
est time. 

Rule 20. When a question is under debate, the 
only motions in order shall be : 1, to adjourn ; 2, 
the previous question ; 3, to lay on the table : 4, to 
postpone indefinitely ; 5, to adjourn to a certain 
day ; 6, to refer ; 7, to amend ; 8, to substitute ; and 
such motions shall have precedence in the order 
herein arraaged— the first three to be decided with- 
out debate. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Rule 21. A motion to adjourn the Common 
Council shall always be in order, except : — 1, when 
a member is in possession of the floor ; 3, while 
the ayes and noes are being called ; 3, when the 
members are voting ; 4, when adjournment was ths 
last pre'~edipg motion, or 5, when it has been de- 
cided that the previous question shall be taken. 

Rule 2?. A. motion to adjourn, simply, cannot 
be amended ; but a motion to adjourn to a given 
time may be, and is open to debate. 

Rule 33. The Common Council, between the 



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first Monday in July and the first Monday in 8ep- 
tembt-r, muy adjourn over one or more regular 
meeT.liia:-, on a vote of two thirds of all the Alder- 
men authorized by law to be elected. 

PREVIOUS QUESTION. 

Rule 24, When the previous question is moved 
and seconded, it shall be put In this form : " Shall 
the main question now be put?'" if this is carried,all 
further amendments and all further motions and 
debates shall be excluded, and the question be put 
without delay. 

TO LAY ON THE TABLE. 

Rule 35. A motion to lay on the table, simply, is 
not debatable ; but a motion to lay on the table 
and publish, or any other conditio-D, is subject to 
amendment and debate . 

INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT. 

Rule 26. When a motion is postponed indefinite- 
ly. It shall not be taKen up ag'ain during the same 
meeting. 

TO REFER. 

Rule 27. A motion to refer to a Standing Com- 
mittee shall tftke precedence of a similar motion for 
a Special Committee. 

TO AMEND. 

Rule 28. A motion to amend an amendment shall 
be in order, but to amend an amendment to an 
amendment shall not be entertained. 

Rule 29. An amendment modifying the intention 
of a motion shall be in order ; but an amendment 
relating to a different subject shall not be in order. 

Rule 30. On an amendment to "-strike out and in- 
sert," the paragraph to be amended ehall first be 
read as it stands, then the words proposed to be 
struck out, and those to be inserted, and, finally, 
the paragraph as it would stand if so amended. 

TO SUBSTITUTE. 

Rule 31. A substitute for any original proposi- 
tion in debate, may be entertained when further 
amendment is not admissable ; and if accepted by 
the mover of such original proposition, or by vote 
of the Council, it shall entirely supersede such 
original proposition, and cut off all amendments 
appertaining thereto. 

RECONSIDERATION. 

Rule 32. A question may be reconsidered at any 
time during the same meeting, or at the fi.st regu- 
lar meeting held thereafter. A motion for recon- 
sideration Deing once made, and decided in the 
negative, shall not be renewed before the next 
meeting. 

Rule 33. A motion to reconsider must be made 
and seconded by members who voted in the ma- 
jority, unless required by the charter. 

Rule 34. No question shall be reconsidered more 
than once, nor shall a vote to reconsider be recon- 
sidered. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

Rule 35. The standing committees of the Com- 
mon Council shall be appointed by the Presiding 
Officer, annually, on entering upon the duties of his 
oflace ; and the first person named on the commit- 
tee shall be the chairman thereof. 

The following shall oe the standing committees : 
1. On Finance. 

3. On Railroads. 

8. On Harbor and Bridges. 

4. On Fire and Water. 

5. On Police. 



6. On Schools. 

7. On Judiciary. 
S. On Printing. 

9. On Wharfs and Public Grounds. 

10. On Licenses. 

11. On Streets and Alleys, South Division. 

12. On Streets and Alleys, North Division. 

13. On Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

14. On Markets. 

15. On Wharfing Privileges. 

16. On Gas Lights. 

17. On Local Assessments. 

18. On County Relations. 

19. On Public Buildings. 

20. On Bridewell. 

Rule .36. The standing committees of the Com- 
mon Council shall consist of three members each, 
except the several Committees on Streets and Al- 
leys, which shall be composed, each, of as many 
Alaeimen as there are wards in the division repre- 
sented ; and except, also, the Committee on Wharf- 
ing Privileges, which shall consist of five mem- 
bers. 

SELECT COMMITTEES. 

Rule 37, All select committees shall consist of 
three members each, unless some. other number be 
specified ; and the first person named shall be 
Chairman. 

Rule 38. On the acceptance of a final report from 
a select committee, the said committee shall be 
considered discharged without a vote, unless other- 
wise urdered. 

JURISDICTION OF COMMITTEES. 

Rule 39. All matters relating exclusively to 
the streets and alleys in any division of the city, 
shall be referred to the committee of that division. 
And in all instances where individual wards only 
are interested, the papers referred shall be directed 
to the member whose ward is concerned. — and he 
shall be considered Chairman in such cases. 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 

Rule 40, Standing and select committees, to 
whom referrences are made, shall in all cases re- 
port, in writing, the state of facts, with their opin- 
ions thereon. 

Rule 41. All reports of committees shall be ad- 
dressed To the Presiding Officer and Aloermen of 
the city of Chicago, in Common Council as- 
sembled." They shall briefiy describe the inatter 
referred, and the conclusion to which the com- 
mittee has arrived; which conclusion shall be 
summed up in the form of an ordinance, order, 
' resolution, recommendation, or some other distinct 
proposition. 

RESPECTING MATTERS REFERRED. 

Rule 42. Any petition or other proper matter of 
reference may be referred by the Clerk to an appro- 
priate committee, or officer of the corporation, when 
the Council is not in session : Provided, such 
reference shall be reported to the Common Council 
at its next regular meeting. Such references may 
also be maae by the Clerk during the session of the 
Council without reading, unless objected to, or the 
reading be called for by a member. 

No matter, so referred, shall be acted on by the 
Common Council, until the Council proceedings 
containing such reference shall have been previous- 
ly published. 

GENERAL PROVISION. 

Rule 43. Bvery petition or provision requiring, 
directly or indirectly, an expenditure of money, 
shall, before it is voted upon by the Common Coun- 
cil, be referred to the City Comptroller, who 
shall, at the next regular meeting of the Council, 
report all the facts within his knowledge concern- 
ing it, and whether there is money in the treasury 
I to meet such expenditure : Provided^ that when 



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the expenditure is to be met by the issue or sale o f 
bonds, 8!ich reference shall not be required. 

Rule 44. "No order or resolution, involving, di- 
rectly or indirectly, the expenditure of money from 
the City Trensury, and no ordinance (except sueh 
ordinances as are sent to the Council by the Board of 
Public Works, relating to public improvements, to 
be paid for by special assessments; shall be finally 
passed by ihe Common Council, until the same 
shall have been referred to the City Clerk fur en- 
grossment, and engrossed, and then only 
finally acted upon at a subsequent meeting: 
Promded, That the engrossment of any such or- 
der, ordinance, or resolution may be dispensed 
with at any time, if so ordered by a vote of three 
fourths of all the Aldermen authorized by law to be 
elected, such vote to be taken by ayes and noes, 
and entered upon the records of the Common Coun- 
cil. 

SUSPENSION, &C,, OF RULES. 

Rule 45. These rules may be temporarily sus- 
pended by unanimous consent of all the members 
present ; but shall not be repealed, altered, or 
amended, unless by concurrence of two thirds of all 
the Aldermen elected- 

The Presiding Officer then introduced Hon. R. B. 
Mason, the Mayor-elect, who proceeded to read the 
following 

INAUGURAL. 

Gentlemen : In compliance with the usual cus- 
tom and in accordance with my duty, I lay before 
you such matters pertaining to the interests of the 
city as the brief period since my election has ena- 
bled me to become familiar with. More definite 
formation may be given hereafter from time to 
time, as circumstances require. A summary fur- 
nished to me by the City Comptroller shows the 
total deot of the city on the 1st of December, 1869, 
to be f 10,754,873 28, and that it is composed of the 
following items : 
Bonded debt, munici- 



pal 12,980,500.00 

Sewerage debt 3,930,000.00 

Water debt 3,150,000.00 

Floating debt of the 
city 714,373.28- $10,754,873.28 



Deduct from the above 
the amount of water 
debt which is pro- 
vided to be paid, 
principal and inter- 
est, out of the reve- 
nue from the Water 

Works $3,150,000.00 

Also the amount ex- 
pended for deepen- 
ing the canal, which 
is to be reimbursed 

by the State 1,420,000.00— $4,570,000.00 

And it leaves as the net city debt on 

Dec. 1, 1869, to be paid from taxation. $6. 184,873.28 

It may be of some interest to know, as I am 
credibly informed, that the present canal registered 
debt is now only from $400,000 to $500,000, which 
comes due on the Ist of July next. The State will 
no doubt pay the debt when due, after wnich the net 
income from the canal is applicable to the principal 
and interest of the expenditure now being made 
by the city for the deepening of the canal for sani- 
tary purposes. 

A detailed statement of the operations of the 
Board of Public Works for the year ending April 1, 
1869, is in course of preparation, and will soon be 
ready for distribution. The expenditures of this 
Board for city purposes for the year ending April 
1, 1870, were estimaied at $1,21.6.58101; of this 
amount there has been expended up to this time, 
$721,121,76, leaving a balance now on hand of 
$495,459.25. The total disbursements made by this 
Board during the year ending April 1, 1869, for the 
above purposes and for sewerage, river improve- 
ment, and other public works, amounted to more 
than $3,000,000. This shows what large and impor- 



tant interests are intrusted to this branch of the 
cii y government, and where so much is required to 
b-,^ done it can readily be seen how difficult it may 
be to make selections and decide what the true in- 
terests of the city are in relation to the improve- 
ments. 

The financial condition of the city will always 
have a bearing upon and should be well considered 
m reference to large expenditures, which, in some 
cases, probably, m^iy be postponed without affect- 
ing the interests of the city. I should not deem 
it wise policy to extend our improvehaents to 
such a degree as to impair our credit or 
to materially increase our taxes In this connec- 
tion I would call attention to a communication 
from the Board of Public Works to the Council on 
the 12th of last January on the subject of sewerage. 
The suggestions made therein are worthy of careful 
consideration, in view of the urgent demands made 
for sewerage m all parts of our city . 

Great resoonsibility rests upon the Board of 
Police. On them, in a large measure, depends the 
security of our lives, the peace, quiet, and good 
name of our city, and the preservation of our prop- 
erty. No portion of our taxes would, probably, 
be more readily, or more cheerfully paid than for 
the support of our Police Department, it', in return, 
we secure that protection which we have a rea- 
sonable right to expect. I am well aware that the 
duties of a policeman are often difficult, 
and that his acts are liaole to misconstruction. He 
should not be judged harshly or hastily, nor con- 
demned without good proof of a violanon of that 
courtesy and consideration which are due to every 
citizen. At the same time be should not be ex- 
cused for willful neglect or of a departure from his 
duty. I feel a great interest m the Police Depart- 
ment, because so much depends upon it, and I 
hope and trust that those who have it in charge 
will make every effort to render the police force 
still more efficient than it has hitherto been, and 
that it may command the entire confidence of the 
community. 

The Fire Department, I believe, is well disci- 
plined, prompt and reliable, and justly merits the 
high appreciation in which it is held by the public. 

The rapid increase of our population requires 
large provision for the education of the rising 
generation, and it is most desirable that this 
should be made At the same time, economy in 
the construction of buildings for school purposes 
should be carefully considered. It may he that a 
class of buildings of a still less expensive character 
than those now in process of construction would be 
advisable in some if not all cases. The income 
from school lands at the present time i^- very small 
in proportion to their value. But, as they are to 
be reappraised in 1870, and as it is the duty of the 
appraisers to fix a fair value upon them, the income 
from this source must be very largely increased 
after that time. 

So far as I am advised the Board of Health is 
ably and efficiently managed, and with that con- 
stant care and watchfulness that has hitherto 
characterized it will prove of great benefit to our 
city. The experience that is gained year after 
year, and the experience of other cities which can 
oe made applicable here, must constantly increase 
the importance of this Board and the value of its 
services to the community. 

When the new Bridewell is completed so as to ad- 
mit of its being occupied, which will be at no very 
distant day, a radical change in the management of 
it will no doubt be made. With this in view it 
would seem to me wise policy to place it in charge 
of some one who has had large experience in 
similar institutions, and has shown himself to be 
well qualified for such an Important trust. 
And in view of the large number of females 
imprisoned there, I submit whether it would not 
be very desirable to have a Matron appointed to 
take charge of them, acting under the orders of the 
Bridewell Keeper. Other cities have made similar 
institutions not only self-supporting, but a source 
of Income. Could we but bring the same expe- 
rience to bear upon the new Bridewell, we might, 
in a short time, expect similar results. 

The citizens of Chicago have, by a very large ma- 



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jorlty, indicated their wiehea in reference to the 
"management of the aftV.irs of the city : and I under- 
stand^this to be that they shall be conarictcd on the 
ba!?is of economy, lufegrlty and trier accountabili- 
ty. Services rendered i-hould receive a fair and just 
compensation, and whatever any office yields be- 
yond that should be paia into the City Treasury'. 

I would recommend that measure^' betaken to as- 
certain what the several offices do pay, and, if there 
be any from wnich unreasonable profits accrue, that 
the city should receive all proceeds of the same over 
and above a fair compensation 

The great increase of our public debt and of out 
taxes for a few years past makes it eminently fit and 
proper that we shoi"'ld pause and consider well our 
resources, .sud so make them available as not to 
impair the credit and good name of our city. 

Prominent members of the bar and judiciary 
liive u, as their opinion, that Section il of the 
amended charter does not release the Mayor from 
the duty of presiding over the deliberations of the 
Common Cotincil. I regard the matter in the 
same light, and it is my wish and dutv to preserve 
all the rights which legally belone to the office of 
Mayor, and to perform all its functions. 

Tt will give me great pleasure to co operate with 
the Common Council in all measures that will tend 
to promote the prosperity of our city, and I fervently 
hope that our joint labors may prove to be jor the 
best interest of our city, and be crowned with the 
blessing of Almighty God. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the inaugural be accep- 
ted, published and spread upon the records. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodard moved that it be also referred to a 
special committee, consisting of three Aldermen to 
be appointed by the Chair, who should examine the 
recommendations therein contained and make re- 
port thereon to the Council. 

The motion prevailed, ana the Chair appointed 
as such committee. Aldermen Woodard, Schintz, 
and Calkins. 

Aid. Cox moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Dixon, Calkins, Hussell, Woodard, 
McCotter, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Her- 
tiug, Kehoe— 12. 

Noes — Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Montgomery, 
McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Tracey, Hickey, Bat- 
I terman, dildreth, Powell, W. S ,, Powell George, 
Holden, Wilce, Walsh, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, 
Sheil, Buehler, Schintz. Bengley, Carney, Mc- 
Cauley, Devine— §8. 

By unanimous consent, the Clerk presented a 
communication from the City Collector, asking the 
Council to provioe enlarged accommodation!? for 
the payment of taxes, and submitting a draft of a 
resolution oroviding for such accommodations. 

Aid. Holden moved to adopt the resolution. 

Aid. Schintz moved to amend by adding the fol- 
lowing : The same to be expended, if deemed 
necessary, by the Mayor and City Comptroller, and 
their action to be reported to the Common Council, 
at the next regular meeting thereof." 

The amendment prevailed. 



Ala. Schintz moved that the engroBsment be 
waived. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes— Cox., Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Monti; ornery. Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Trwcey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth,Powell,W. S., 
Powell, George, Holaen, Wilce, Kussell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, 
Shell, Buehler, McGrath. Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, 
Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley. 
Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 39. 
iVoes— None. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the resolution as 
amended be adopted. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noe^^ as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, Powell, W. S., 
Powell, George, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, 
Sheil, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, 
Schintz. Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 39. 

Noes— 0. 

The following is the resolution as passed : 
Whereas, The office at present occupied by the 
City Collector is totally Inadequate for the accom- 
modation of the tax-payers, and the proper manage- 
ment of the aff"airs of the office ; therefore, be it 

Besolved^ That the City Comptroller be, and is 
hereby, instructed to immediately lease, until May 
1, 1870, suitable rooms for the City Collector, in a 
convenient locality, and have the same fitted up, 
the entire expense of rent and fixtures not to ex- 
ceed $2,500, the same to be paid from the con- 
tingent fund, the same to be expended if deemed 
necessary by the Mayor ana City Comptroller, and 
their action to be reported to the Common Council 
at the next regular meeting thereof. 

The Clerk presented a communication from D. 
A. Gage, City Treasurer elect, inclosing his of- 
ficial bond, which, on motion of Aid. Woodard, was 
referred to Committee on Finance. 

ADJOURNMENT, 

.^Id. Kehoe moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Hahn demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote ; 

Ayes— Cox. Somers, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Tracey, Batter- 
man, Powell, W. S., Powell, George, Russell, Wood- 
ard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, 
Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, 
Bengley, Herting, Kehoe, Devine, Mr, President 
-31. 

iV(?«s— Donnellan, Hickey, Hildreth, Holden, 
Wilce, Walsh, Carney, McCauley— 8. 

And the Council stood adjourned . 

A. H. BODMAK, 

City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— yLt. President, and Aid. Cox, Somers, 
Donnellan, Dixon, HaJin, Montgomery, Calkins, 
DBffgy, Whitaker, Tracey, Batterman, Hildreth, 
W. S Powell, George PowelJ, Wilce, Wabh, Wood- 
ard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, 
Buehler, McGrath, Tyler, Schiatz, Becgley, Car- 
ney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devme. 

Absent— Mdi. McAvoy, Hickey, Holden, Russell, 
Schmidt. Berger. 

CALL. 

The Clerk read the call for the meeting which, on 
motion of Aid. Tyler, was 
I'laced on file. 



PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Petition of J. T. Ryerson and N. S. Bouton, for 
the Chicago Relief and Aid Society, asking the 
Council to grant the eaid Society the free 
use of the oJd Union Street Police Station for a 
lodging house for desiitute men 

Aid. Schintz moved to amend the petition bv in- 
sertirig "for the winter months of 1869-70." 

The amendment prevailed. 

Aid. Calkins moved to grant the prayer of the pe- 
tition as amended. 
The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Hahn presented a communication covering 
a resolution m i elation to smoking in the Council 
Chamber, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the habit of smoking m open 
Council is unbecoming gentlemen and legislators, 
therefore, be it resolved that smoking shall be 
stooped from and after the passage of this resolu- 
tion. 

Aid. Herting presented a resolution in relation 
to lamp posts on Cedar street, and moved its adop- 
tion. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Rescued^ That the Board of Public Works be 
and they are hereby requested to report an ordi- 
nance for lamp posts on Cedar street, from Rush 
street to ihe lake. 



OFFICIAL BONDS. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Wm. J. 
Onahan, City Collector. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the bond be laid on the 
table temporarily, and that the City Collector be 
required to give bonds in the sum of $200,000. 

Aid. Montgomery moved to amend the motion of 
Aid. Woodard by making the amount $250,000. 

Aid. Woodard f)ccepted the amendment, and the 
motion as amended prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of Canute R. Matson, Clerk of 
the Police Court. 
Aid. Hahn moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of Geo. A. Hartman. 
Aid. Donneilan moved that the bond be ap-' 
proved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of Wm. E. Dempsey. 
Aid. Tracey moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of A. L. Barsley. 

Aid. Whitaker moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of P. J. r-onnolly. 

Aid. Tracey moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of Geo. Desiness. 
Aid. Batterman moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of M. Fleming. 
Aid. Wm. Powell moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 
The motion prevailed. 



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Also, 

The Constable's bond of John Schoemaker. 
Aid George Powell moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of Royal Fox. 

Aid. Wilce moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of Jacob C. Klein 

Aid. Walsh moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of W. R. Crumpton. 

Aid. Robinson moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of G. D. Scanlen. 
Aid. Shell moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of Wm. Jarneke. 

Aid. Buehler moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of Mat. H. Dibos. 
Aid. Tyler moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of Frank Kelly, 

Aid. Schintz moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of George Baynes. 

Aid. Carney moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of Robert Kenny. 

Aid. Herting moved that ihe bona be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of M. Fitzpatrick. 

Aid. Kehoe moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

RECONSIDERATION. 

Aid. Hildreih moved to reconsider the action of 
the Council by which the bond of D. A. Gage, City 
Treasurer, was referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed. 

AIq. Hildreih moved that the bond be referred to 
the Counsel to the Corporation. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the City Treasurer be 
required to sive bonds In the sum of two and one 
half millions bf dollars. 

The motion prevailed. 

SPECIAL ELECTION. 

Aid. Tracey presented an order in relation to 
calling an election in the Sixth Ward, to fill the 
vacancy cau ed by the resignation of Aid. Sheri- 
dan, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Clerk be directed to call a 
special election in tbe 5ixth Ward for Alderman to 



fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of 
Aid. Sheridan. 

Aid. Cox presented a communication concerning 
a resolution directing the Comptroller to provide 
the Aldermen with a supply of stationery. 

Aid. Schintz moved to amend the resolution by 
inserting the words "• and copies of the revised 
ordiLances and charter amendments," after the 
word "stationery." 

The amendment prevailed. 

Aid. Cox moved that the resolution as amended 
be adopted. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as ad( pted : 
Resolved, That the City Comptroller be requested 
to immediately provide the Aldermen of the city 
with an adequate supply of writing paper, station- 
ery, and copies of the revised ordinances and char- 
ter amendments, of which there is at the present 
an absolute need. 

Aid. Calkins presented a petition signed by Mur- 
ry Nelson, C. B. Farwell, Wirt Dexter, and other 
citizens, asking the Council to appoint a committee 
to consider the best way to manage the new Bride- 
well, &c. 

Aid. Cox moved to refer to Committee on Bride- 
well. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Herting presented a resolution in relation 
to an insecure building on Chicago avenue, be- 
tween Rush and fine streets, and moved its adop- 
tion. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, There is a certain ordinance prohibit- 
ing the erection of buildings in the city which may 
endanger the lives and limbs of citizens ; and 

Whereas, There is a certain building (of brick 
and sti ne) on Chicago avenue, between Rush and 
Pine streets, approaching: completion, which is not 
safe and has even been condemned by different 
architects as a nuisance in its way ; therefore 

Resolved, That the Board of Fire and Police be 
and are hereby requested to have said danger re- 
moved or else repaired in a manner safe to all. 

Aid. Daggy presented a resolution in relation to 
the compens^ation to be paid to city officers, and 
moved its adoption. 

Aid. Woodard moved to amend the resolution 
by striking out the words *' and whose compensa- 
tion is not fixed by the laws of the State of Illinois ; 
and that the rates when to established shall be in 
full compensation for their services." 

Aid, Montgomery demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the amendment of Aid, Woodard prevailed by 
the following vote : 

Ayes—Qos., Dixon, Montgomery, Calkins, Tracey, 
Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, Powell, George, 
Wilce Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robineon, 
Campbell, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, Tyler, 

Schintz, Carney, Herting, McCauiey, Devine, Mr. 
President— 26. 

iVo^s— Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Daggy, Whita- 
ker, Bengley, Kehoe— 7. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the resolution as 
amended be adopted. 

Aid. Geo. Powell demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the resolution was adopted by the following 
vote ; 

Ayes— Cos., Somers, Dixon. Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, Daggy, Whitaker, Tracey, Batterman, Hil- 
dreth, W. S.' Powell, George Powell, Wilce, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, i^ampbell, Gil!, 
Shell, Buehler. McGrath, Tyler, Schin'z, Bengley, 
Carney, Herting, McCauiey, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President— 32. 

jVofS— Donnellan— 1 . 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That all applicants for positions and 
candidates for oflices to be filled by 
this Council, either by election, appointment, 
or confirmation, be and they are hereby 



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notified thai ibis Ooiincil reserves the right, 
at any time, during the present municipal year, to 
increase diminish or modify the rates of compensa- 
tion and fees of all officers and employees to be so 
appointed as aforesaid, any order, ordinance or cus- 
tom now in force to the contrary notwithstandine. 

Aid. Dixon presented a resolution in relation to 
the salaries of city officers, which, on motion of 
Aid. Schmtz, was 

Referred to Committee- on Finance. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed, and 
The Council stood adjournea. 

A. H. BODMAN, 

City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— Mr. President and Aldermen Cox, Som- 
ers, Donnellan. Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, Calk- 
ins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Tracey, Hickey, 
Batterman, Hildreth, W. 8. Powell. Comiskey, 
George fowell, Holden. Wilce, Eussell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, 
Shell, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, 
Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devme. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

The President announced the Standintr Com- 
mittees for the present municipal year, which are as 
follows : 

Finance— 'Kc\.Yoy, Wilce, Herting. 

Sailroads— Cox, Kehoe, Gill. 

Harbor and Bridges~B.ilAre.th, Somers, Schmidt. 

Hre and Water— GsHkins, Bengley, Shell. 

Police— W. S. Powell, Dixon. McCauley. 

aScAoo^s— Woodard, Devine, McGrath. 

./i^c^iciar 2/— Schintz, Campbell, McAvoy. 

Printing -Batterman, Somere, McCotter. 

Wharves and Public Grounds — Holden, Carney, 
Whitaker. 

Licenses— WhM&kQT, Hickey, Berger. 

Streets and Alleys, Soutn Division— RdAm^ Don- 
nellan, Cox, Calkins, Daggy, Tracey. 

Streets and Alleys, North Division— CaxnQy , 
Herting, Tyler, Sctiintz, Kehoe. 

Streets and Alleys, West Division— ^Y^Qih Mc- 
Grath, Campbell. Woodard, Walsh, Holden, Geo. 
Powell, W. S. Powell, Hickey. 

ifarAeis— Montgomery, Russell, McCotter. 

Wharfing Privileges- Gill, McCauley, Buehler, 
Berger, Batterman, 



Gas Lights~Geo. Powell, Bengley, Daggy. 

Public Buildings— Briehler, Dixon. Russell. 

Local Assessments— Tylei\ Tracey, Hildreth. 

County Pelations—Bohm»oji, Schmidt, Mont- 
gomery. 

Bridewell— Devine, Hahn, Donnellan. 

The President presented a communicafion from 
his Honor the Mayor, making cerrain uppointmenie. 

Aid. Schintz called for the reading o; the commu- 
nication which was had. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the communication be 
referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodard presented a communication from 
the IlliQoisAS'^aa^s Zeitung Company, in relation to 
the designation of the newspaper printed in the 
German language for the city priutiDg. 

Aid. Schintz moved thai the communication be 
referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

OFFICIAL BONDS. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Wm. J. 
Onahan, City Collector. 
Aid. Holden moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of David A. Gage City Treas- 
urer. 

Aid. Holden moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of Albert Smith. 

Aid. McCotter moved that the bond be approyeU. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of John M. Moore. 
Aid. Hahn moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 



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Also, 

The Constable's bond of James Gallagher. 
Aid. Somere moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodard presented a communication from 
the Board of Supervisors of Cook county 
asking the city of Chicago to pay over lo the Trea- 
surer of said county the sum of f 25,000 due for the 
west half of the ijoart-House. 

Aid. Schintz moved to refer to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the Illinois Volks Zeit- 
ung he and the same is hereby designated as the 
German newspaper for the publication of the official 
proceedings of the Common Council and of the dif- 
ferent Boards, and the assessments, reports, and 
other corporation notices for the coming two years, 
the same to accept such compensation, as may be 
fixed by this Council hereafter. 

Aid Bengley called for the previous question. 

Aid. Calkins demanded the ayes and noes and 
the previous question was ordered by the following 
vote: 

Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Montgom- 
ery, McAvoy, Whitaker, Tracey, Hickey, Bat- 
terman, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, 
Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Robinson, Gill, Shell, 
Tyler, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, McCauley, Kehoe, 
Devine, Mr. President— 26. 

iVoes— Cox, Dixon, Calkins, Daggy, Hildreth, 
Russell, Woodard, Campbell, Buehler, McGraih, 
Schmidt, Berger, Serting— 13. 

The Qu«siion then being on the adoption of the 
motion of Aid. Schintz, Aid. Calkins demanded 
the ayes and noes, and the motion of Aid. Schintz 
prevailed by the following vote : 

J.2/es— Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Montgomery, 
McAvoy. Whitaker, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, 
W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden. Wilce, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Gill. Shell, 
Buehler, McGrath, Tyl«r, Schintz, Bengley. Carney, 
HertiDg, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
—30. 

iVoe^— Cox, Dixon, Calkins, Daggy, Hildreth, 
Russell, Campbell, Schmidt, Berger— 9. 

A.ld. Holden moved that the Chicago Republican 
be, and the same hereby i:?, designaied as the 
newspaper for the publication of the official pro- 
ceedings ot the Common Council, and the dif- 
ferent Boards and Departments, and also the assess- 
ments, reports, and other corporation notices lor the 
ensuing two years, the same to accept such com- 
pensation as may be fixed bytnis Council hereafter. 

Aid. Holden called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Holden, Aid. (Jalkins demanded the ayes and noes, 
and tbe motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Montgomery, 
McAvoy. Whitaker. Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, 
George Powell, W. S. Powell, Holden. Wilce, 
Walsh. McOotter, Robinson. Gill, Shell, Tyler, 
Schintz. Bengley, Carney, McCauley, Kehoe, De- 
vine, Mr. President— 26. 

iS'oes— Cox, Dixon, Calkins, Daggy, Hildreth, 
Russell, Woodard, Campbell, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Berger, Herting— 13. 

ELECTION. 

Aid. Holaen moved that the Council do now pro- 
ceed to tne election of officers as provided by the 
charter. 

The motion prevailed. 

POLICE JUSTICE, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Hahn nominated A. H. Banyon for Police 
Justice for the South Division. 

Aid. Canii'hell nominated John Summerfield. 

Aid. Calkins nominated J. L. Milliken. 

The President appointed Aid. Schintz, Gill and 
Calkins as tellers. 



The Couucil then proceeded to a ballot, with the 



following result : 

Whole number of votes cast 39 

A. H. Banyon received 27 

John Summerfield received 10 

I. L. Milliken received 2 



Aid. Hahn moved that A. S. Banyon be declared 
duly elected. 
The motion prevailed, 

CITY CLERK. 

Aid. Wilce nominated C. T. Hotchkiss for City 
Clerk. 

Aid. Campbell nominated A. H. Bodman. 
The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 



lowing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 38 

C. T. Hotchkiss received 23 

A. H. Bodman received 15 



Aid. Hahn moved that C. T. Hotchkiss be de- 
clared duly elected to the office of City Clerk. 
The motion prevailed. 

FISH INSPECTOR. 

Aid, Schintz nominated John C. Winkle man for 
Fish Inspector 
Aid. Schmidt nominated John W. Dick. 
The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 



lowing result: 

Whole number of votes cast 36 

John C. Winkleman received 27 

John W. Dick received. 2 

C. C. P. Holden received 4 

T. Randerson received 1 

Pauline Markham received 1 

Blank received. 1 



Aid. Schintz moved that John C. Winkleman be 
declared duly elected i'ish Inspector. 
The motion prevailed. 

ASSESSOR, NORTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Carney nominated Charles Denihe for As- 
sessor, North Division. 
Aid. Scbmidt nominated John M. Armstrong. 
The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol 



lowing result: 

Whole number of votes cast . 35 

Charles Denihe received.. 29 

John M. Armstrong received 2 

Chicago Times received 3 

L, D. Maynard received 1 



Aid. Carney moved that Charles Denihe be de- 
clared duly elected Assessor for the North Di- 
vision, 

The motion prevailed. 

POLICE JUSTICE. WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Gill nominated Charles E. Moore for Police 
Justice for the West Division. 
Aid. Baehler nominated Alvin Salisbury. 
The Council then proceeded to a ballot, with the 



following result : 

Whole number of votes cast 39 

Charles E. Moore received 29 

Alvin Salisbury received 10 



Aid. Gill moved that Charles E. Moore be de- 
clared duly elected Police Justice for the West 
Division. 
The motion prevailed. 

CITY WEIGHER. 

Aid. McCoiter nominated Ogden Lovell for City 
Weigher. 

Aid. Buehler nominated F.. Fichter. 

Aid. Dixon nominated J. P. Shaw. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
lowing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 39 

Ogden Lovell received 26 

F. Fichter received 8 

S. E. Cleveland received. 2 

J. P. Hhaw received 1 

C, C. P. Holden received — 1 

Chas. E. Moore received 1 



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Aid. McCotter moved that Ogden Lovell be de- 
clared duly elected City Weigher. 
The motion' prevailed. 

SEALSR OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

Aid. Geo. Powell nominated Patrick Kafferty for 
Sealer of Weights ana Measures. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
lowing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 38 

Patrick Eaflerty received 30 

L. D. Berry received 1 

M. Donovan received 4 

J. F. Willetts received 1 

W. B. Mills received 1 

Blank 1 

Aid. Geo. Powell moved that Patrick Kafferty be 
declared duly elected. 

The motion prevailed. 

BRIDEWELL KEEPER. 

Aid. Kehoe nominated Geo. B. Mansur for Bride- 
well Keeper. 

Aid. Berger nominated Louis Rodermeyer. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
lowing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 46 

Geo. B. Mansur received 37 

Louis Rodermeyer received 6 

C, Tunnicllffe received 2 

B. F. Queen received 1 

The Daliots being in excess of the number of 

Aldermen, a new ballot was ordered. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the Aldermen vote as 
their names are called. 
The motion prevailed. 

A second ballot was had, with the following re- 
sult : 

Whole number of votes cast 39 

Geo. B. Mansur received 32 

Louis Rodermeyer received 4 

Long John Wentworth received 1 

Staats Zeitung received 1 

E. F. Queen received 1 

Aid. Kehoe moved rhat Geo. B. Mansur be de- 
clared duly elected Bridewell Keeper. 

The motion prevailed. 

ASSESSOR, WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Walsh nominated L. H. Drury for Assessor 
of the West Division. 

Aid. McGrath nominated Chas. Kelley. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
lowing result : 

Whole number of votes cast.. 38 

L. H Diury received 23 

Chas. Kelly received , 11 

Pleasant Amick received 1 

Aid. Holden received 1 

Aid Walsh moved that L. H. Drury be jdeclared 
duly elected Assessor for the West Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

POLICE JUSTICE, NORTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Tyler nominated Greenville J. Dresser for 
Police Justice for the North Division. 

Aid. Dixon nominated John S. Quinn. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
lowing result : 

Whole number of votes cast .36 

Greenville J. Dresser received 25 

John S. Quinn received 7 

C. C. P. Holden received 1 

Blank 3 

Aid. Tyler moved that Greenville J. Dresser be 
declared duly elected Police Justice for the North 
Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

CITY GAUGBR. 

Aid. Bengley nominated Aug. Bournique for City 
Ganger. 



Aid. McGrath nominated Wm. A. Danks. 
The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
lowing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 35 

Aug. Bournique received 80 

Wm. N. Danks received 8 

J. W. Brockway received 1 

Lydia Thompson received 1 

Aid. Bengley moved that Aug. Bournique be de- 
clared duly elected City Ganger. 

The motion prevailed. 

CLERK OF POLICE COURT, NORTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Devine nominated Martin Scully tor Clerk of 
the Police Court for the North Division. 

Aid. Dixon nominated dohn T. Healey. 

The Council then proceeded to a ballot, with the 
following result : 

Whole number of votes cast 85 

Martin Scully received 31 

John T. Healey received 3 

C. C. P. Holden received 1 

Aid. Devine moved that Martin Scully be declared 
duly elected Clerk of the Police Court for the 
North Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

WOOD INSPECTOR. 

Aid. W. S. Powell nominated M, Hallinan for 
Wood Inspector. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
lowing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 37 

M. Hallinan received 33 

Blank 1 

W. F. Campbell, ] 

Citizen Holden.. . 1 

A. S. Bailey 1 

Aid. W. S. Powell moved that M. Hallinan be de- 
clared duly elected Wood Inspector. 

The motion prevailed. 

INSPECTOR OF STEAM BOILERS. 

Aid. Whitaker nominated James B. Kimball for 
Inspector of Steam Boilers. 

Aid. McGrath nominated J. R. Darcy. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
lowing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 86 

James B. Kimball received ^27 

J. R. Darcy received -. 6 

Thos. H. Hamilton received 2 

Henrv H. Warner received 1 

Aid". Whitaker moved that James B. Kimball be 
declared duly elected Boiler Inspector. 

The motion prevailed. 

ASSESSOR, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Montgomery nominated W. B. H. Gray for 
Assessor for the South Division. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
lowing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 30 

W B. H. Gray received 28 

William Grav received 1 

Aid. Holden received 1 

Aid. Hahn moved that W. B. H. Gray be declared 
duly elected Assessor for the South Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

OIL INSPECTOR. 

Aid. McGauley nominated David Wylie for Oil 
Inspector. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
lowing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 36 

David Wylie received 28 

Aid. Holden 4 

James Wylie 1 

Wylie 1 

J. P. Dunham 1 

Billy Bolshaw 1 



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Aid. McCauley moved that David Wylie be de- 
clared duly elected Oil Inspector. 
The motion prevailed. 

CLBRK OF POLICE COURT, WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Wilce nominated A. L. Amberg for Clerk 
of the Police Court, West Divieion. 
The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 



lowing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 30 

A. L. Amberg received ^6 

Aid. Holden received 3 

Aid. Hildreth received 1 



Aid. Wilce moved that A. L. Amberg be declared 
duly elected. 
The motion prevailed 

CITY PHYSICIAN. 

Aid. Whitaker nominated H. S. Hahn for City 
Physician. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 



lowirig result : 

Whole number of votes cast ..27 

H. S. Sahn received 24 

Aid. Kehoe received 1 

Dick Somers 1 

Madam Hatch 1 



Aid. Whitaker moved that H. S. Hahn be declared 
duly elected City Physician. 
The motion prevailed. 

CITY TIME KEEPERS. 

Aid. Holden moved that Giles Bros, be and they 



are hereby appointed city time keepers for the 
next two years. 
The motion prevailed. 



POLICE JUSTICE, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Whitaker nomiuated James Wlnship for 
Police Justice of the South Division. 

Aid. Dixon nominated John Summerfleld. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
lowing resuli : 

Whole number of votes cast 38 

John Summertield received 26 

James Winship received . 12 

Aid. Dixon moved that John Summerfield be de- 
clared duly elected Police Justice, South Division, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schintz moved that Monday evening, Dec. 
20, 1869, be declared to be the time for holding the 
first regular meetinsr of this Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and 

The Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HoTCHKise, 

City Clerk. 



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01iioa.g>o, r>eceiiil>er SO, ISOO. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— Mr, President and Aldermen Cox, Som- 
ers, Donnellan. Dixon, Hatin, Montgomery, Calk- 
ins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Tracey, Hickey, 
Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George jb'owell, 
Holden. Wilce, Russell, Walsh. Woodard, McCot- 
ter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, McGrath, 
Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine. 

Absent— Aldermen Buehler, Schmidt, Tyler, 
Berger. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the minutes of the statod 
meeting held Dec. 6, of the special meeting held 
Dec. 9, and of the stated meeting held Dec. 13, 1869, 
be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Aid. Dixon presented a communication covering 
a resolution in relation to fixing salaries for certain 
city officers, which, on his motion, was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Remonstrance of property owners against the 
filling and paving of Erie street, was, on motion of 
Aid. Herting, 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division. 

Official bond of Martin Scully, Clerk of the Police 
Court, ol the North Division, was, on motion of Aid. 
Kehoe, 

Approved. 

Also, 

The official bond of John C. Winkleman, Fish 
Inspector, was, on motion of Aid. Bengley, 
Approved. 

Also, 

The official bond of Adam L. Amberg, Deputy 
Clerk of the West Division Police Court, was, on 
motion of Aid. Hahn, 

Approved. 

Petition of James Johnston for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Aid. McGrath, 
Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 



Petition of Michael McGivern for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Kehoe, 
Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Remonstrance against vacating alley, Block 1, 
Smith's Sub. ot N. E. 34 Sec. 18, was, on motion of 
Aid. Cox, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Remonstrance of citizens against planking alley 
in Block 25, School Section Addition, was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Holden, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Communication from Dan. O'Hara, Clerk of the 
Recorder's Court, asking that each Alderman fur- 
nish him with a list of forty names from their re- 
spective wards to be drawn as jurors. 

Aid. Holden moved that each Alderman present 
the lists, as requested, to the City Clerk. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of Chas. W. Nichols for a free peddler's 
license was, on motion of Aid. Herting, 
Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Petition of James Brookfleld for rebatement of 
license fee was, on motion of Aid. Woodard, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Wm. Lill for return of money paid for 
taxes was, on motion of Aid. Calkins, 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Remonstrance of Hartford Fire Insurance Com- 
pany against opening for tunnel on La Salle street 
opposite their building was, on motion of Aid. 
Holden, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hahn presented the petition of John Thomp- 
son for a free peddler's license, and moved that the 
prayer of the petition be grantea. 

The motion prevailed. 

Communication from the Board of Police cover- 
ing the draft of an ordinance regulating the use of 
chloroform was, on motion of Aid. Kehoe, 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Claim of A. Booth for loss of an awning destroyed 
by sparks from steamer Wm. James was, on motion 
of Aid. Woodard, 

Referred to Committee on Finance, 



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Petition of Isaac Nutting for a free oeddler's li- 
cense was, on motion of Aid. Herting, ' 
tieferred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Lucretia Bradish for compensation 
for attendance as a witness at the Recorder's Court 
was, on motion of Aid. Woodara, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of United Hebrew Relief Society for re- 
mission ot taxes on the Jewish Hospital was, on 
motion of Aid. Calkins, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Orrln Smith for cancellation of tax 
sale was, on motion of Aid. Calkins, 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of W. H. Young & Co., for permission to 
have omnibus stand in front of their ofl3.ce was, on 
motion of Aid. Cox, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

Petition of the Commercial National Bank for re- 
mission of personal tax was, on motion of Aid. 
Calkins, 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Claim of the Goodrich Transportation Co. for 
compensation on account of steamer Orion being 
unable to pass abutment of Polk siiaefe bridge was, 
on motion of Aid. Daggy, 

Referred to Committee on Harbor and Bridges 

Remonstrance of Constables against the appoint- 
ment of special Constables was, on motion of Aid. 
Woodard, 

Referred to the Mayor. 

Petition of John Strump for free peddler's li- 
cense was, on motion of Aid. Hahn. 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Avery Moore for a free peddler's 
license for Mrs. Griflln, was, on motion of Aid. 
Gill, 

Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Petition of Conrad Lehninger, for a free ped- 
dler's license, was, on motion of Aid. Hahn, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of J. Cunningham for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Aid, Hahn, . 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of H. Wake for a free peddler's license, 
was, on motion of Aid. Hahn, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Daniel Shay for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Hahn, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Franz Gabriel for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Hahn, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Charles Willie for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Hahn, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition ot Fred. Rachadanz for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of AM. Hahn, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of citizens for a sidewalk on east side of 
Burlinffton street, from Sixteenth street to 
Eighteenth street, was. on motion of Aid. Hickey, 

Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Petition of citizens for the repeal of the ordi- 
nance changing the name of Reuben street, was, 
on motion of Aid. Woodard. 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 



Aid. Dixon presented a resolution in relation to 
removal of track crossing Wabash avenue. State 
and Clark streets, near Sixteenth street, which, on 
motion of Aid. W. S. Powell, 

lieferred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

Aid. Woodard presented a resolution in relation 
to the appraisal of school lands, whlch^had been re- 
ferred to the Committee on Schools of the last 
Council, which, on his motion, was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

Petition of P. Leahy for compensation for loss of 
a horse was, on motion of Aid. Holden, 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Communication from C. R. Matson, nominating 
John T. Healy as Deputy Clerk of the North Divi- 
sion Police Court, was, on motion ot Aid. Holden, 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented a notice of an injunction 
writ in the case of the Illinois Staats Zeitung vs. 
the Common Council and others which, on motion 
of Aid. Daggy, was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Schintz presented a communication covering 
a resolution in relation to depositing the funds of 
the city in various banks, which, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Petition of citizens for a sidewalk on Union place 
was, on motion of Aid. Batterman, 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

The Clerk presented a report from a special com 
mittee of the last Council on the water supply, &c 

Aid. Holden moved that the report be referred to 
a special committee of six, two from each division 
of the city, to be appointed by the Chair. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair appointed, aa such committee. Aid 
Holden, Shell, McCauley, Bengley, Calkins, Hahn 

Aid. Woodard presented a resolution fixing the 
compensation to be paid the Corporation newgpa 
per, which, on motion of Aid. Holden, wks 

Referred to the Committee on Printing. 

Aid, Schimtz presented a communication covering 
a resolution in relation to the ingpectlon of fish 
which, on motion of Aid. Woodard, was 

Referred to Committee on Markets. 

Aid. McCauley presented a resolution in relation 
to the management of the Bridewell, which, on mo 
tlon of Aid. Schintz, was 

Referred to Committee on Bridewell. 

Aid. McCauley presented a resolution in relation 
to the fees and salaries of various city ofhcers, 
which, on motion of Aid. Herting, was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. McCauley presented a resolution in relatlo 
to the occupancy of city property near the corner o 
La Salle street and North avenue, which, on motio 
of Aid. Bengley, was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. McCauley presented a resolution in relatio 
to providing for the paying of certain fees into th 
City Treasury, and fixing a salary for various offi 
cers, which, on motion of Aid. Calkins, was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. McCauley presented certain resolutions 1 
relation to the Recorder's Court, and moved thei 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the resolutions as adopted : 
Resolved^ That we regard it unjust that the cl 
of uhicago should be compelled to pay so large 
proportion of the expenses for the arrest, trial an 
conviction of criminals in the Recorder's Cour 



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and that an investigation shonldbe had into the ex- 

genses attendant upon that court, and that the 
'lerk of that court be requested to report forth- 
with to this Council the number of persons who 
have, during the past two years, been bound over 
to appear to that court, the number of persons in- 
dicted, tried and convicted, and the offenses of 
which they were charged ; the number who were 
triea and acquitted ; the number of nolle prose- 
quies entered ; the number of persons bound over 
and against whom no bills of indictment were 
found; the number of recognizances forfeited, 
with names of persons and securities, and the 
amounts of said forfeited recognizances ; also the 
amounts collected by the State's Attorney and paid 
into the City Treasury, and the amounts uncol- 
lected, and the reasons given by the State's Attor- 
nev for not cnllecting the same. 

Resolve I, That we believe that the Recorder's 
Court should be converted into a criminal court, of 
exclusive criminal jurisdiction, but concurrent 
with the Circuit Court, so that all of the expenses 
of said court shall not be borne by the city alone, 
but rateably by the State and county, as the offen- 
ders tried in that court are for offenses against the 
people of the State, under the State laws, and not 
infractions of the city laws and ordinances ; the 
expenses of such trials elsewhere are paid by the 
county and State. 

Resolved further. That our members- elect to the 
Constitutional Convention be requested to insert 
a clause in the new constitution, making the Re- 
corder's Court of this city a court of exclusive 
criminal jurisdiction, concurrent with the Circuit 
Court, so that the expenses shall be shared rate- 
ablv bv the State and countv : and also to request 
said members to insert a proviso into said constitu- 
tion, making ttie Reform School of this city a Slate 
Institution. 

Aid. Daggy presented the draft of an ordinance 
to prescribe duties and fix the compensation of 
City Bridewell Keeper and Assistant Bridewell 
Keeper, which, on motion of Aid . Schintz, was 

Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

EEPORTS OF CITT OPFICERS. 

The City Comptroller presented the statement of 
the receipts and expenditures of the city of Chi- 
cago for the month of November. 1869, which, on 
motion of Aid. Schintz, was ordered to be pub- 
lished and 

Placed on file. 

The following is the report : 

BBCEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES OP THE CITY OP 
CHICAGO, POR THE MONTH OP NOVEMBER, 
1869. 

RECEIPTS. 

General Taxes, 1867. 

From \. H. Heald, City Col- 
lector $304.85 

General Taxes, 1868. 

Prom A. H. Heald, City Col- 
lector 2,467.04 

Special Assessments. 

From A. H. Heald, City Col- 
lector $17,556.14 

From W. Kimball, Comp- 
troller 17,134.40— 34,690.54 

Water Fund. 

From Board of Public 
Works 94,893.13 

From W. Kimball, Comp- 
troller 130,382.21— 225,247.34 

Sewerage Fund. 

From Board of Public 
Works 1,382.50 

From W. Kimball, Comp- 
troller 56.275.44— 57.657.94 

Board of Public WorJcs Appropriation Fund. 

From Board of Public 
Works 427.75 

From W. Kimball, Comp- 
troller 96.487.32 96,915.07 



Reform School Fund. 
From W. Kimball, Comp- 
troller 5,850.00 

Police Fund. 
From W. Kimball, Comp- 
troller 49,950.00 

River Improvement Fund. 
From W. Kimball, Copip- 

troUer 95,802.32 

School Tax Fund. 
From W. Kimball, Comp- 
troller 35,695.60 

School Building Fund. 
From W. Kimball, Comp- 
troller 49,687.02 

Tunnel Fund. 
From W. Kimball, Comp- 
troller 39,560.00 

General Fund. 

Licenses 3,974.00 

Fines, Police Courts 4,462.85 

Fines, Recorder's Court 521.00 

Rents 5,016.30 

Fees 297.(j8 

Fire Insurance Premium 435.90 

Certificates of Indebtedness... 10,600.00 

Interest 3,601.10 

School Sinking fund 81.67 

Wharfing Interest 959.60— 29,949.50 

Miscellaneous. 

City Hall fund 45,000.00 

City Bridewell fund 45,060.16 

Personal Redemption 623.10— 90,683.25 

Total $814,437.38 

EXPENDITURES 

Water fund $121,447.95 

Sewerage fund 173,886 .53 

Board of Public Works appropriation. . 114,758.85 

River improvement fund 78.5K0.95 

Tunnel fund 40,770.78 

Police fund 33.137.40 

Reform School fund 5,250.85 

School tax fund 54,081.23 

Fire Department.. 25,432.58 

Recorder's Court 9,314.34 

Assessment expense 1,700.03 

Printing and stationery 12,686 90 

Contingent fund 446.55 

Legal expense 552.70 

Errors in tax warrants 4.51 

Police Court, West Division 79.35 

Police Court, North Division 30.00 

Police Court, South Division 21.00 

House of the Good Shepherd . 595.50 

The Chicago Erring Woman's Refuge 

for Reform 595,50 

The Washingtonian Home of Chicago . . 1,000.00 

Interest 299.17 

Health Department 6,205.32 

Election expense 15.90 

Public square and building 196.12 

Street lamp repairs 333.91 

Salaries 5,512.28 

City Cemetery 177.58 

Bridewell 1,853.13 

Evening scliools 4,249.64 

Costs tax sales .10 

City Hall fund 22,664.49 

City Bridewell 46,100.40 

Personal redemption 556.1)2 

Platting fund 194.50 

School building fund 33,412.47 

Jonathan Burr fund 7,489.78 

Saloon licenses 162.50 

Fire alarm, police, and water telegraph 

fund 300.00 

Sewerage sinking fund 37,200.00 

Fuel account 3,671.73 

Special warrants 55,955.91 

Total $900,903.60 

Waltbb Kimball, 
Chicago, Dec. 10, 1869. City Comptroller. 

Also, 

A report from the Mayor and Comptroller 
stating that they had leased certain rpomi at No, 



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163 Lake street, for the use of the|City Collector. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the report be placed on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

A report from the City Comptroller asking the 
Council to make some disposition of certain moneys 
which had been tendered to him on account of the 
Lake Park, by the Illinois Central, the Chicago, Bur- 
lington and Quincy, and the Michigan Central Rail- 
road Companies. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the report be referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Public Works presem ed an assess- 
ment roll for the opening of an alley 16 feet wide, 
runjang north and south through block 16 in John- 
ston, Roberts & Storrs' Addition to Chicago, con- 
demning therefor the east 4 feet of lot 10, all of lot 
11, and the east 16 feet of lot 13, all in said block 
16, in Johnston, Roberts & Storrs' Addition to Chi- 
cago. 

Aid. Herting moved that the assessment roll be 
confirmed. 

The motion prevailed, and the ajssessment roll 
was confirmed by the passage of the order of con- 
firmation attached thereto. 

The order of confimatlon is as follows : 

ORDER OP CONFIRMATION. 

Whereas, Due notice has been given by the 
Commissioners of the Board of Public Works of 
their filing with the City Clerk the foregoing 
assessment roll : and, whereas, the said Commis- 
sioners have applied to the Common Council for 
confirmation ot said assessment, and no objections 
thereto having been filed, it is, therefore 

Ordered, That the said assessment be, and the 
same hereby is, confirmed. It is further ordered 
that a wariant be issued for the collection thereof. 

Also, 

An assessment roll for the widening ot Went- 
worth avenue, from Twenty-sixth street to 
Twenty-seventh street, to the width of sixty-six 
feet, condemning the land necessary therefor on the 
6RSti sid© tiliGrGot'- 

Aid. Tracy moved that the assessment roll be 
confirmed. 

The motion prevailed, and the assessment roll 
was confirmed by the passage of the order of con- 
firmation attached thereto. 

The order of .confirmation is as follows : 

ORDER OP OONPIRMATION. 

Whbireas, Due notice has been given by the 
Commiesioners of the Board of Public Works of 
their filing with the iCity Clerk the foregoing assess- 
ment roll : and, whereas, the eaid Commissioners 
have applied to the Common Council for confirma- 
tion of said assessment, and no objections thereto 
having been filed, it is, therelore, 

Ordered, That the said assessment be, and the 
same hereby is, confirmed. It is further ordered 
that a warrant be issued for the collection thereof. 

Also, 

An assessment roll for the opening of an alley 18 
feet wide, running east and west through the west 
part of block 29, in Johnston, Roberts and Storrs' 
Addition to Chicago, condemning therefor the 
south 9 feet of lots 5 and 6, and the north 9 feet of 
lots 7 and 8, all in said block 29, in Johnston, Rob- 
erts and Storrs' Addition to Chicago, Which was, 
on motion of Aid. bchintz. 

Referred to Committee on Local Assessments. 

Also, 

An assessment roll for the opening of an alley 18 
feet wide, running north and south from Grant 
street to Schiller street, midway between North 
Clark street and North La Salle street, excepting 



such part or parts which have been already opened. 
Which was, on motion of Aid. Schintz, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division. 

Also, 

An assessment roll for curbing with curb stones, 
filling, grading and paving West Washington 
street, from Reuben street to Leavitt street. Which 
was, on motion of Aid. Woodard, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys of 
the West Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for a sidewalk on the 
south side of Archer avenue, from Lime street to 
Quarry street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south 
side of Randolph street, from Market street to the 
river. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south 
side of Twenty-ninth street, from Michigan avenue 
to State street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalK on west side 
of Egan avenue, from Lake avenue to Cottage 
Grove avenue, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side 
of Arnold street, from Thirty-first street to Thirty- 
third street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewaik on south 
side of Crippen street, from Indiana avenue to 
State street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south 
side of Vernon avenue, from Douglas place to 
Wapanseh avenue, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides ot Archer avenue, from State street tn Canal 
or Slip, 

!jS A report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side 
of Buddan street, from Twenty-fifth street to 
Twenty-sixth street, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north 
side of Twenty-first street, from btewart avenue to 
Purple street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Alexander street, from Wentworth avenue 
to Stewart avenue. 

A report ana ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Garibaldi street, from Twenty-sixth street 
to Twenty-ninth street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south 
side of Ray street, from Prairie avenue to South 
Park avenue. 

All of whch were referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys of the South Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Milwaukee avenue, from Kinzie street to 
West Lake street, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides 
of Page street, from Kinzie street to Hubbard 
street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side 
of Noble street, from Kinzie street to Hubbard 
street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side 
of Union street, from Luke street to Eighteenth 
street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north 
side of Sampson street, from Laflin street to Reuben 
street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north 
side of Fulton street, from Lincoln street to Wood 
street, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north 
side of West Harrison street, from Campbell avenue 
to Western avenue. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side 
of Ridgeville road, from Milwaukee avenue to 
Bloomingdale road. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on soath 
side of Fourth street, from Lincoln street to Robey 
street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south 
side of West Harrison street, from Leavitt street to 
Western avenue. 



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A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south 
Bide of Twenty-second street, from Morgan street 
to Halsted street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south 
side of Ferdinand street, from Lincoln street to 
Leavltt street, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side 
Western avenue, from West Madison street to 
West Harrison sti'eet. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides 
of West Jackson street, from Western avenue to 
Rockwell street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalJ^ on north 
side of Mill street, from Reuben street to Jones 
street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides 
of Fox place, from Elston road to Noble street. 

All of which were referred to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys of the West Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south side 
of Willow street, from Dayton street to Clybourn 
avenue. 

A report and orcinance for sidewalk on east side 
of Racine avenue, from Center street to FuUerton 
avenue. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side 
of Crosby street, from Larrabee street to Division 
street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Clybourn avenue, from Division street to 
North avenue. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on sonthwest 
side of Bissell street, from Dayton street to Willow 
street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north side 
of Wendell street, from Market street to Sedgwick 
street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north side 
of Division street,from Sedgwick street to Clybourn 
avenue. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north 
side ot Center street, from Racine aventie to Larra- 
bee street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides 
of Asylum place, from Halsted street to Clybourn 
avenue. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalK on east side 
of Roberts street, from Erie street to Chicago ave- 
nue. 

All of which were referred to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys of the North Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for five lamp posts on 
Hurlbut street, from Linden street to North ave- 
nue. 

A report and ordinance for six lamp posts on 
Wisconsin street, from Sedgwick street to North 
Franklin street. 

A report and ordinance for four ]amp posts on 
Grant place, from Hurlbut street to Sedgwick 
street. 

A report and ordinance for two lamp posts on 
North Market street, from Chicago avenue to Erie 
street. 

A report and ordinance for seventeen lamp-posts 
on Ohio street, trom La Salle street to Kingsbury 
street. 

All of which were referred to Committee on Gas 
Lights. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains from 
certain lots connecting with public sewer in West 
Indiana street, between Desplaines street and Noble 
street. 

A report and ordinance for private drains from 
certain lots connecting with public sewer in Warren 
avenue, between Reuben street and Leavitt street. 

Both of which were referred to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling, and 
paving Indiana street, from North Clark street to 
Assessors' Division of that part of B. V4 N. W 



See. 9, 39, 14 east of Chicago river and south of Erie 
street. 

A report and ordinance for curbing, fllliner, pav- 
ing gutters with boulders, and macadamizing Sedg- 
wick street, from Chicago avenue to Division 
street. 

A report and ordinance for curbins.'. filling, and 
paving Larabee 8treet,*from Clybourn avenue to 
North avenue. 

A report and ordinance for gradiner and macad- 
amizing Hooker street, from North Halsted stn-ei, 
to Division street. 

All of which were referred to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys of the North Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, tilling and 
paving Taylor street, from State street to Clark 
street. 

A report and ordinance providing for the vacation 
of so much of the alley running north and south in 
Wilder's South Addition to Chicago as lit-s be- 
tween lots 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and ^8 in said addition. 

Both of which were referred to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys of the South unvieion. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for the vacation of two 
alleys in block 17 in Smith's subdivision of north- 
east 14 of northeast of section 18, T. 39, N. R. 
14 E. 

A report and ordinance in relation to location of 
Third and Fourth avenues. 

Both of which w^ere reierred to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys of the South Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance establishing the width 
of sidewalk space on either side of Cass street, 
from Illinois street to East White street, which 
was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys of 
the North Division. 

Also, 

A report on petition for substituting wooden 
block pavement for graveling on Prairie avenue, 
from Cottage Grove avenue to Twenty-ninth street, 
which wat 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys of 
the South Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance establishing the width of 
sidewalk space on either side of West Division 
street, from the North Branch of Chicago river to 
Western avenue, at twenty-five feet, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys of 
the West Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for authority to issue 500 
River Improvement Bonds. 

A report and order authorizing the Board to pay 
$30,000 of reserved per centage to Fox, Howard & 
Walker, both of which were 

Referred to Committee oii Finance. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for the issue of $75,000 
sewerage bonds. 

Aid. Hahn moved that the engrossment of the 
ordinance be waived, and demanded the ayes and 
noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
,4yes— -ox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy. Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Gill, Shell, McGrath, Schintz, 
Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, De- 
vine, Mr. President— 33. 
iVo<?«— None. 



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Aid. Hahn moved that the ordinance be passed, 

and demanded the a^'es and noes. 
The mot ion prevailed by the lollowiuij' vote : 
A;/es—CA)X, Somers, Donneildn, Dixon, Hahn, 
MoHrt;(»ni(;ry, (Jalliuis, McA.vo.y, Daggy. Whitaker, 
'rracey, Hickey, Baitermau, Hildrerh, W. 8. Povyell, 
George t-'oweii, Holileii. Wilce. Russell, Walsh, 
Woodarci, iMcCotter, Robin&oa, Gill, Shell, SchiiKZ, 
Beugley, Oanii'y, Hwrting, McCati.ley, Kehoe, De- 
vi tie, iVJi . Presia«ui— .33. 

Th > following is the ordinance as parsed : 

An Ordinance aulhoriziDg the issue of sewerage 

bonds to the amount of i'ev«nty-five thousand rtol- 

hirri. 

lie it ordained by the Common Council of the city 
of Chicaao : 

Section I. That the Board of Public Works is 

hereby authorized to issue from time to time, as 
shall be necessary, seventy-five (75) sewerage loan 
fsoiids of i tie denomiuavion of one thousand dollars 
each, to bear ttie date of iheiv time of issue, and to 
be pjjyable July 1, i894, both bonds and interpst be- 
in.,' payrble in the city o' New York. 
Said bonds will be issued with coupons attached 
for interest at the rare of seven per cent, per an- 
num, payable semi-annually, Janaary 1 and July 
1, and in conformity with the provisions of an act 
of the Oeneral Assembly of the State of Illinois, 
approved March 10, 1869, and entitled An act to 
authorize the city of Chicago to issue bonds for the 
purpose of paying the debt incurred for and extend- 
ing the water and sewerage works of said city, and 
also to purchase or lease grounds and erect school- 
houses in said city, and for cleansing Chicago river. 

Sec. 3. The j^roceeds of the bonds authorized v>y 
the foregoing section shall be applied to the pay- 
ment of outs l anding indebtedness on account of 
sewers constructed "in eaid city, and for the con- 
struction of sewers in the same. 

ENGKOSSBD OKBINANCES. 

The Clerk presented an engrossed order to pay 
claims on account of the Halsted street viaduct. 

The President ruled that the matter contained in 
the above document was new to this Council, and 
that the document must, under the rules, be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hildreth appealed from the decision of the 
Chair. 

The question being •'■Shall the Chair be sus- 
tained," Aid. Hildreth demanded the ayes and 
noes, and the Chair was sustained by the following 
vote : 

Ayes—Qos.^ Somers, DonneHan. Hahn, Montgom- 
ery, Calkins. McAvov, Daggy, Whitaker, Tracey, 
Hickev, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Holden, Wllce, Russell, Walsh, Woodara, Robin- 
son, Gill, Shell, Schintz. Bengley, Carney, Herting, 
McCaulev, Kehoe, Devine— 29. 

iVbes— Dixon, Hildreth— 2. 

So the engrossed order was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of introducing an amendment to 
the Rules of the Council. 

The motion wa^ lost. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of City Comptroller on petitions for lease 
of lot corner of "Franklin and Washington streets, 
laid over and published Nov. 29, 1869, was, on mo- 
tion ot Aid. Holden, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Report of Comptroller an a list of city real estate, 
laid over and published Nov 29, 1869, was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Woodard, 

Placed on file. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, on petition for opening Dearborn 
street to Twenty- second street, laid over and pub- 
lished Nov. 15, 1869, was, on motion of Aid. Hahn. 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
Soutli DivlBioii. 



Report of Committee on Schools on order for 
purchase of school lot in Washington School dis- 
trict, laid over and published Nov. 15, 1869, was, on 
motion of Aid. Hildreth, 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Report of Committee on Schools in relation to 
school house north of Twelfth street, between 
Third and Fourth avenues, laid over and published 
Nov. 15, 1869, was, on motion of Aid. Hildreth, 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Report of Committee on Schools in relation to 
school building on Vedder street, laid over and 
published Nov. 15, 1869, was, on motion of Aid. 
Hildreth, 

Referr. d to Committee on Schools. 

Report of Committee on Schools on report of the 
Special Committee on John Wentworth's commu- 
nication, laid over ana published Nov, 15, 1869, 
was, on motion of Aid. Hildreth, 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Report of Committee on Public Buildings on 
petition for establishing a standard time, laid 
over and published Oct, 11, 1869, was, on motion of 
Aid. Holden, 

Referred to Committee on Public Buildings. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
FINANCE. 

Aid. McAvoy, of the Committee on Finance, to 
whom had been referred a communication from the 
Board of Supervisors, asking the city to pay $25,000 
due for west half of Court- House, submitted a re- 
port adverse to the prayer of the communication. 

Aid. Wot. dard moved that the report be laid on 
the table temporarily. 

The motion pxevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the nominations of Hia Honor The Mayor, submit- 
ted a report recommending that the same be con- 
firmed. 

Aid. Hahn moved that the report be accepted and 
placed on file. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the nominations be 
taken up in their order. 
The motion prevailed. 

COMPTROLLER. 

Aid. Hahn moved ttiat the nomination of George 
Taylor for Comptroller be confirmed. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the nomination was confirmed by the following 
vote : 

Ayes—Gon, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn. 
Montgomery, McAvoy, Whitaker, Tracey, Hickey. 
Batterman, Hilateth, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Wllce, Woodard, Russell, Walsh, Gill, Shell, 
McGrath. Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, Mc- 
Cauley, Kehoe. Devine, Mr. President— 29. 

j\^oe«— Calkins, Daggy, Holden, Robinson— 4. 

COMMISSIONER OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC 
WORKS. 

Aid. Hahn moved that the nomination of Red- 
mond Prindiville for Commissioner of the Board of 
Public Works be confirmed. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the nomination was confirmed by the following 
vote : 

Ayes—Gos.^ Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn. 
Montgomery Calkins, McAvoy. Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey. Hickey, Batterman, Bildretb, W. S. Pow- 
ell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Gill. Shell, Mc- 
Grath, Schintz. Bengley, Carney, Herting, Mc- 
Cauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 34 

iVog«— None. 



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COUNSEL TO THE CORPORA.TION. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the nomination of Mur- 
ray F. Tuley for Counsel to the Corporation be 
confirmed. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
nomination was confirmed by the following vote : 

Ayes -Cox. Somers, Donellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker. 
Tracy, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell. Holaen, Wilce. Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard. McCotter, Robinson, Gill, Sheil,lVIcGrath, 
Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 34. 

N^oes— 'None. 



POLICE CONSTABLE, NORTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Herting moved that the nomination of Wm. 
Yelverton for Police Constable for the North Divi- 
sion be confirmed. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
nomination was confirmed by the foliowinar vote : 

Ayes—Cox, Somers. Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins. McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hiidreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard,:McCotter, Robinson, Gill, Sheil, McGrath, 
Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 34. 

iVoe«— None. 



POLICE CONSTABLE, SOFTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Hahn moved that the nomination of John 
Tnnison as Police Constable for the South Division 
be confirmed. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
nomination was confirmed by the following vote : 

^yes— Somers, Donnellan, McAvoy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Schintz. Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine. Mr. President 
-19. 

Noes— Cox, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery. Calkins, 
Daggy, Hildreth, Russell, Walsn. Woodard, McCot- 
ter, Robinson, Gill, McGrath— 14. 



POLICE CONSTABLE. WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Holden moved that the nomination of Benj. 
S. Norton for Police Constable for the West Divi- 
sion be confirmed. 

Aid. Donnellan demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the nomination was confirmed by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montsromery, Calkins, McAvoy. Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Pow- 
ell, Geoi-ge Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter. Robinson, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Grath, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCau- 
ley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 34, 

Noes — None. 

BOARD OF GUARDIANS FOR REFORM SCHOOL. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the nomination of Mark 
Skinner, E. S, Wells, E. S. Wadsworth and I. N. 
Hollister, for the Board ol Guardians for the Re- 
form School be confirmed. 

Aid. Donnellan demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the nominations were confirmed by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. 
Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce. Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Gill, Sheil, 
McGrath. Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, Mc- 
Cauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 34. 

iVioes- None. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Whitaker moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

Aid. Woodard demanded the ayes and noes, snd 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

-(lyes— Donnellan, Dixon, Montgomery, Daggy, 
Whitaker, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, 
W. S. Powell, George Powell, Schintz, "Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe. Devine— 17. 

Noes— Uahn, Calkins, McAvoy, Holden, Wilce, 
Russell. Walsh, Woodard, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, 
McGrath. Bengley, Mr. President— 14. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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Oliica^o, December S'T^, ISOO. 



.OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— M.T. President and Aid. Cox, Somers, 
DonnelUan, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, Calkins, 
McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker. Tracey, Hickey, Batter- 
D an, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tjler, 
Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine. 

, Absent— A\^. Hildreth, Russell and Berger. 

CALL. 

The Clerk read the call for the meeting, which is 
as follows : 

C. T. Hotchkiss, City Clerk, 

Sib : You will please call a special meeting of 
the Common Council for Monday evening, Dec. S'J', 
1869, at lYz o'clock, for the approval of official bonds 
and the transaction of general business. 

J. A. Hahn, 
Thos. Wilcb, 
Rich. Somebs. 

Chicago, Dec. 23, 1869. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the call be placed on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 



OFFICIAL BONDS. 

The Clerk presented the Constable's bond of Ben- 
jamin S. Norton. Police Constable for the West 
Division Police Court. 

Aid. Holden moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of William Yelverton, Po- 
lice Constable for the North Division Police Court. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of John Tunison, Police 
Constable for the Police Court, South Division. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aleo, 

The official bond of Redmond Prindiville, as Com- 
missioner of the Board of Public Works. 
Aid. Herting moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of David Wylie, Inspector of 
Mineral Oils. 
Aid. Dixon moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of George Taylor, City Comp- 
troller. 

Aid. Hahn moved that the bond be approved. 

Aid. Holden moved that the bond be referred to 
the Committee on Finance, with instructions to 
make the penalty in the bond one million of dol- 
lars. 

After debate. 

Aid. Bengley called for the previous question, 
and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Holden, Aid. Schintz demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the motion was lost by the following vote : 
Calkins, Daggy. Holden— 3. 

Noes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Monijiomery, McAvoy, Whitaker, Tracey, Hickey, 
Batterman, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Wilce, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Shell, Buehler. McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, 
Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 33. 

The question tnen recurring on the motion of 
Aid. Hahn, Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and 
noes, and the motion prevailed, and the bond was 
approved by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Tracey, 
Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Wilce, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, 
Campbell, Gill, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Tyler, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCau- 
ley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 34. 

iVocs— Calkins, Holden— 2. 

APPOINTMENTS. 

The Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion from His Honor the Mayor : 
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common 

Council. 



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I hereby submit the following nominations, sub- 
ject to your approval : 

FOR WARD CONSTABLES. 

Second Ward— Philip Koehler. 
Eighth Ward— Ferdinand Wagenfuehr. 
Tenth Ward— Joel Lull, 
Fourteenth Ward— John T. Holt. 
Fifteenth Ward— Jacob Dietch. 

Very respectfully submitted. 

R. B. Mason, Mayor. 
Aid. Donnellan moved that the nomination of 
Philip Koehler be confirmed. 
Carried. 

Aid. Hickey moved that the nomination of Ferdi- 
nand Wagenfuehr be confirmed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Holden moved that the nomination of Joel 
Lull be confirmed. 
The mo'ion prevailed. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the nomination of John 
T. Holt be confirmed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the nomination of Jacob 
Deitch be confirmed. 
The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Petition of H. Millmer for a free peddler's license, 
was, on motion of Aid. Buehler, 
Referred to the Mayor with power to act. 

Petition of Charles Egger for free peddler's li- 
cense was, on motion of Aid. Schiutz, 
Referred to the Mayor with power to act. 

Petition of Valentine Schroynd for a free ped- 
dler's license was, on motion of Aid, Schmidt, 
Referred to the Mayor with power to act. 

Aid. Dixon presented a resolution in relation to 
job printing, which, on motion of Aid. Schintz, 
was 

Referred to Committee on Printing. 

Petition of J. D. de Gempl for a free peddler's 
license. 

Aid. Hahn moved that the prayer of the peti- 
tioner be granted. 
The motion prevailed. 

Claim of John Turner for damages on account of 
the State street viaduct was, on motion of Aid. 
Schintz, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of citizens for an investigation into the 
merits of Carpenter's improved method ot manu- 
facturing gas was, on motion of Aid, Hahn, 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Ala. Daggy presented a communication covering 
a resolution in relation to revising the Rules and 
Order of Business of the Council. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the resolution be 
adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the President of this Council be 
and he is hereby requested to aopoint a Select 
Committee of six— two from each division of the 
city— whose duty it shall be to inquire into the ex- 
pediency of revising, altering or amending the 
present liules and Order of Business of this Coun- 
cil ; and that said committee be instructed to re- 
port such amendments as a majority of ihem may 
deem necessary for the consideration of this Coun- 



cil, at the next regular meeting, or as soon there- 
after as possible. 

The President appointed as the Committee pro- 
vided for in the foregoing. Aid. Daggy, McAvoy, 
Schintz, Bengley, Woodard, Gill. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the President be added 
to the above Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of W. S. Johnston for compensation for 
land taken for the opening of Pratt street, was, on 
motion of Aid. Holden, 

Referred to C/ommittee on Finance. 

Aid. McCauley presented a resolution In relation 
to suits for damages on account of the construction 
of viaducts, or changing the grade of streets, which, 
on motion of Aid. Dixon, was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary, 

Aid. McCauley presented a resolution in relation 
to street ends, which, on motion of Aid. Calkins, 
was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McCauley presented a resolution in relation 
to improving the North Branch, which, on motion 
of Aid. Dixon, was 

Referred to Committee on Harbor and Bridges. 

Aid. McCauley presented a resolution in relation 
to providing a basin for canal boats, which, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Calkins, was 

Referred to Committee on Harbor and Bridges. 

Aid. McCauley presented a resolution for the re- 
peal of a certain ordinance fixing the conviction 
fees of the State's Attorney, which, on motion of 
Aid. Schintz, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Cox presented a communication covering a 
resolution providing for the appointment of a Com- 
mittee on Resolutions, said committee to be a 
standing committee, to which all resolutions com- 
ing before the Council must be referred. 

Ala. Cox moved the adoption of the resolution. 

Aid. Calkins moved that it be referred to the 
Select Committee on the Revision of the Rules 
and Order of Business. 

The motion of Aid. Calkins prevailed. 

Aid. Hahn presented a draft of an ordinance 
providing for the appointment of a Prosecuting 
Attorney, which, on motion of Aid. Calkins, was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Cox moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes—Go-K. Somers, Dixon, Calkins, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath. Schmidt, Schintz, Kehoe— 9. 

iVoes— Donnellan, Hahn, Montgomery, McAvoy, 
Daggy, Whitaker, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman,W. S, 
Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, 
Shell, Tyler, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Devine, Mr President— 26. 

ELECTION. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the Council proceed 
to the election of a School Inspector for the Thir- 
teenth Ward, to fill the vacancy caused by the 
death of R. M. Guilford. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Campbell nominated Avery Moore. 

Aid Robinson nominated W. W, Bell. 

The President appointed Aid. Gill Montgomery 
and Hickey as tellers. 

The Council then proceeded to a ballot, with the 
following result : 

Whole number of votes cast 36 

Necessary for a choice 19 

Avery Moore received 27 

W. W. Bell received 9 

Aid. Cox moved that Avery Moore be declaaed 



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duly elected School Inspector for the Thirteenth 
Ward. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McGrath presented the draft of an ordinance 
establiehing the duties and fees of an Inspector of 
Staves and Headings, which, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, wai 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Cox moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed, and 
The Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTOHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present — Mr. President and Aldermen Cox, Som- 
ers, Donnellan Dixon, Hahn, Monts-omery. Calk- 
mf. McAvov. Da??y. "^hiraker, Tracey, Hickey, 
Batterman, W. S. Powell. George Powell, Holden. 
Wilce. Russell, Walgh. Wooriard. McCotter, Ro>>in- 
son. CamDhell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Berber, 
Schintz. Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devme. 

Absent— Aldermen Hildreth, Buehler, and 
Schmidt. 

Fminutes. 

Aid. Daegy moved that the minntes of the regular 
meeting held Dec. 20, 1969. be so amended on page 
20 as to read, A. report and ordinance for a side- 
walk on ttie south side ot Egan avenue, from Lake 
avenue to Cortage Grove avenue." instead of " A 
report and ordinance for a sidewalk on the west 
side of Egar avenue, from Lake avenue to Cottage 
Grove avenue." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the minutes, as amend- 
ed, be approved without reading. 
The motion prevailed.- 

APPOINTMENTS. 

His Honor the Mayor presented the following 
communication : 

Mayor's Office, Chicago, Jan. 3, 1870. 
Mr. President, and Gentlemen of the Common 

Council : 

I hereby submit the following nominations, sub- 
ject to your approval : 

FOR WARD OOHr-TABLBS. 

Second Ward— Charles T. Hale. 
Third Ward- -aville Stott. 
l^intb Ward—John Laughlin. 
Tenth Ward— WiHiam B. Hayes. 
Seventeenth Ward— Albert Michelson. 
NinpT.eenth Ward— Nathan M. Piatke. 
Very respectfully submitted. 

R. B. Mason, 
M ay or. 

Aid, Hahn moved that the nomination of Saville 
Stott be laid on the table until the next regular 
meeting. 

The motion prevailed.] 



Aid. Woodard moved that the balance of the 

nominations by the Mayor be confirmed. 
The motion prevailed. 

His Honor the Mayor presented the following 

communication ; 

Mator's Office, Chicago, Jan. 3, 1870. 

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common Coun- 
cil : 

I submit for the consideration of the Council the 
enclosed communication from the officers of the 
South Side Police Court, supposing that the Mayor 
has BO authority to act in the premises e xcept by 
direciion of the Council. Very respectfully, 

E. B. Mason, Mayor. 

Aid Montgomery moved that the communica- 
tions be referred to the Committee on Police. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS, 

Aid. Calkins presented a communication cover- 
ing a preamble and resolution in relation to pro- 
viding accommodations for reporters, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, The reportorial delegation have in- 
sufficient accommodation in this Council chamber; 
therefore be it 

Besolved, That the Comptroller be and he Is 
hereby Instructed to procure a suitable table and 
chairs for their accommodation, and pay for the 
same out of the contingent fund. 

Aid. Dixon presented an order in relation to pro- 
viding accommodations for Aldermen, which, on 
motion of Aid. Schintz, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Communication from Aid. Donnellan m relation 
to the violation of the ordinance concerning porters 
and runners, was, on motion of Aid. Cox, 

Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. McGrath presented a communication cover- 
ing a resolution in relation to certain sidewalks, 
and moved its adootion. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 
Resolved^ That the Board of Public Works be 
and they are hereby requested to report to this 
Council, at their earliest convenience, a proper 
ordinance for a sidewalk on the south side of 
North avenue, from the north branch of the Chi> 



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caero river to Mllwankee avenTie, and on the east | 
Bide of Reuben street, from BlacfebawK Ptreet to 
North avenne. and on the east eirie of Dickinson 
street, from Blaokhawk slreetto North avenue. 

RemonstraTice of citizens asraitiPt planlcins: alleys 
In block 9. Hnmbleton's subdivision, was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Woodard, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Petition of Wm. Blauey for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of A.ld. Woodard, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Conrad Dewitz and others, asklnar for 
the pasasee of an ordinance to pr<^vent the steam 
dummy from running on State street, inside the 
citv limits. 

AM. Daegy moved that the petition be referrpd 
to the Committee on Railroad^, with instmctiona 
to prepare and present to this Council an ordinance 
as nraved for. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of S. A. Irvin and others, prayine for 
the appointment of Topeph Clark as a special police- 
man for Cortaere Grove— his salary to be paid by the 
Citizens who employ him— was, on motion of 
Aid. Dixon, 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Petition of citizens, pravlne that the poasession 
of a polif.vin the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection 
and Insurance Company, shall be deemed to be evi- 
dence that the holder thereof has complied with 
the provisions of the ordinance in rfllat^on to the 
Insoection of steam boilers, was, on motion of Aid. 
Holden, 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 



Remonstrance of citizens against openingr Sedg- 
wick street, was. on motion of A 'd. Berber, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys. 
North Division. 

Remonstrance of citizens a^'ainat erec.tinP' briflo-es 
on State and Clark ntreet*!. Wabash and Michiean 
avenues, over the track of the 'Chicago. Burling- 
ton and Qnincy railroad track, was, on motion of 
Aid. Dixon. 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
Sonth Division. 

Aid. TTahn moved that a free peddler's license be 
granted to Geor^ Fleming. 
The motion prevailed. 

P-^titlon of Augusta Maenka for a free peddler's 
licenoe. 

AM. Schin'^z moved that the prayer of the peti- 
tion be granted. 
The motion prevailed. 

Petition of citizens nravinsr for the appointment 
of J. P. Shaw as City Weigher, was, on motion of 
AM. Dixon. 

Referred to Committee on Markets. 



PetitioTi of citizRTis for water pine on Cherry 
utreet and Nortb Branch Water strept. 

AM. Rrhintz moved that the petition be referred 
to the Board of Pnblic Works, with instructions to 
grs.nt ihe prayer of the petition, and on his motion 
demandpd the ayes and noeo. 

The motioTi prevailed bv the foUowinsr vote : 

Ai/fift—Cnx, Romerp. Donnellan. Dixon. TTahn. 
Montgomery, Calkins. McAvov, Dap?y, Whitaker, 
Tracev, Hiri^ev. Bntterman. W. S Powell. Georffe 
Powell, Holden, Wilce. PnpsRli. Walsh Robinson. 
Campbell. Gill, Shell. McGrnth. Tvler, Berger. 
Schintz. Bengiev. Carnev. Herting, McCauley, Ke- 
hoe. Devlne, Mr. President— 34. 

JVde«— Wood ard— 1. 



Aid Tracey presented a resolution in relation to 
to the opening of Logan street, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the Board of Pnblic Work" be and 
they are hereby instructed to prepare an ordinance 
for the opening of Logan street, between the track 
of the Chicago, Alton and St. Louis railroad and 
Archer avenue. 



Aid. Dixon presented a preamble and resolution 
in relation to widening Quincy street, and moved 
its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 
' The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, Quincy street, from State street to 
Market street, ranges in width from twenty Jeet to 
sixf y feet : and 

Whereas, There is in contemplation the erection 
of several expensive buildings on said street the 
coming season ; therefore. 

Reifo^ved, That ♦he Board of Public Works be and 
is hereby authorized to prepare an oroinance for the 
wideniUsT of eaid street, from Sta^e Ftreet to Mar- 
ket street, to a uniform width, and submit the same 
at the next regular meeting of this Council. 

Petition of propertv holders on Division street 
for a change "in the improvement of said street, 
waa, on motion of AM. Schintz. 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division. 



SUSPENSION OF THE RULES. 

Aid. Daggv moved that the rules be suspendei 
for the purpose of taking up the report of the Se- 
lect Commirtee on the Revision of the Rules and 
Order of Baaine=s. 

The motion prevailed. 

AM. Schintz moved that the report be laid over 
and pnbliphed. 
The m'^tion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 

Mr. President : Your Select Committee to 
whom wa-» referred the revision ot the rules and 
order of business of the Common Council, together 
with a certain resolution, proposing the establish- 
ment of a Standing Committee on Resolutions, to 
whom should be referred all resolutions without 
reading, have had the subject under consideration, 
and respectively bes leave to report. 

Thit. in reeard to the resolntion referred, 
they are of the opinion that ir would be ironracttca- 
ble to create astandine Committee o' that character 
at the present time, tor the reaaon that manv resolu- 
tions presented relate strictly and exclusively to 
the business of o^^her standingr committees, and 
should be referred to them whpn first oflfered, while 
if the proposed Committee on Resolntions were es- 
tablishe'^, all resolutions would of necessity have 
to be referred to that committee and reported upon 
before bein? submitted to their nporopriare com- 
mittees, and thus leeislation would be greatly re- 
tarded, as your committee believe, without any 
beneficial results. Your committee therefore re- 
ppectfullv retnrn the resolntion, and ask that it may 
be laid upon tbe table. 

Your committee beg leave to propose the follow- 
ing amendments and alterations to the Rules as 
thev now stand, and respectfully request that the 
same may be adopted bv the Council : 

Rule 1. Secona line, strike out the word "alter- 
nate." 

Rule 1. Second line, after the word "o'clock" 
insert the words "unless otherwise ordered at a 
regular meeting." 

Rule 1. Third line, between the words " the " and 
" or," strike out the words "presiding officer" and 
insert the word " Mayor." 

Rule 2, Order 2. Strike out all after the word 
" petitions." 

Rule 2, Order 8. Strike out t,he words "miscella- 
neous huBiness " and Insert the word " commnnica- 
tions." 



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Rnle 2. Mal:e a new order 9, ''Miscellaneous 

K"le 4. Strike ont ail after the words "Common 
Council " in the third line. 

Rule 35 Having been repealed by the Council, 
your Committee M'onld propose a new rule in lieu 
of it. as fol'ows : 

Rule 3 5. The Council shall at all reernlar meetings 
resume business at the same order on which it was 
enga2;ed immediately precedine the last adjourn- 
ment, with the exception of reading and approving 
the minutes of the preceding meetings, which shall 
always be first in order. 

Rule 3«. Change the order of reports from 
Standing Committees so as to read as follows : 

1. On Pinance. 

2. On Railroads. 

3. On Judiciary. 

4. On Fire and Water. 

5. On Schools. 

6. On Streets and Alleys, South Division. 

7. On Streets and All<^vs, North Division.^ 

8. On Streets and AHevs, West Division. 

9. On Wharves and Pnblic Grounds. 

10. f^n Whordng Privileges. 

11. On Local Assessments. 
19. On Bridewell. 

13. On Police. 
14 On Licenses. 
55. On Gfls Liffbts. 

16. On Harbor and Brldges- 

17. On Printinar. 
IS. On Markets. 

19. On Public Bnildines. 
90 On '^ountv Relations, 

Rnle 46— First and second lines, strike out the 
Words unanimous ron«ent," and insert the words 
"consent of two thirris.'''' 

All or whirh is resoe^ tTuilv submitted, and your 
Committee request to be rii-charged from the fur- 
ther consideration of the sv!bi»^ct. 

P. Daggy, 
Thkopoke Schintz, 
B. G Gill, 
AiFX. Bengley, 
J. H. TWcAvoy. 

JoHX CoMISKEY, 
W. WOODARD, 

Select Committee. 

The Clerk presented a mavdnmvft igsned by the 
Superior Court oT Chicago in the rase of The Peo- 
ple ex rel Edward McT'onnell rs the Board of 
Public Wo ks and the Common Council, in rela- 
tion to the extension of Lumber street, which, on 
motion of Aid Berber, was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Hahn presented a resolution asking the 
passage of an ordinance for eieht lamn posts on 
Third avenue, between Twelfth and Thirteenth 
streets, vt^hich. on motion of Aid. Holden, was 

Referred to the Board ot Public Works. 

Aid. Tyler moved that a free peddler's license be 
granted to Patrick McNully. 
The motion prevailed. 

OFFICIAL BONDS. 

The Clerk presented the Constable's bond of Ja- 
cob Deutsch, which, on motion of Aid. McGrath 
was 

Approved. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of "Ferdinand Wagenfuehr, 
which, on motion of Aid. Holden, was 
Approved. 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of Philip Koehler, which, 
on motion of Aid.' Donnellan, was 
Approved, 

Also, 

The Constable's bond of John T. Holt, which, on 
motion of Aid. Gill, was 
Approved. 



Also, 

The Constable's bond of Joel Lull, which, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Holden, was 
Approved. 

RBPOBTS OP CITY OFFICERS. 

Annnal report of John K. Miller, City Fish In- 
spector, was, on motion of Aid. Holden, 

Published and referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

The following is the report : 

Report of Lake Fish inspected during the year 

im— 

BY JOHN K. MILLER. 



Half barrels No. 1 white fish 1,769 

Half barrels No. 2 white flsh 713 

Half barrels No. 3 white fish. 143 

Half barrels sour Bl 

Half barrels rusty 7 

Hal f barrels raeeed 144 

Half barrels whitefisb and trout "No. 1 7 

Half barrels whitefish and trout No. 2. 8 

Half barrels wbiteH-^h and trout ragged 3 

Half barrels trout No. 1 ...... 208 

Hilf barrels trout No. 2.... .... . . . . 17 

Half barrels sour. 9 

Half barrels rusty 4 

Half barrels rageed 17 

Half barrels pickerel No, 1 69 

Half barrels pickerel No, 2 29 

Half barrels pike No. 1 5 

Hrtlf barrels lake herring No. 1 97 

Half barrels lake herring No. 2. .... , ...... 31 

Half barrels sonr 3 

Half barrels rusty 1 

Half barrels No. 1 catfish........... 14 

Quarter No. 1 whitefish.... 64 

Quarter No. 2 whnefish... 13 

Quarter No. 9 trout 9 

Kit No. 1 whitefish 81 

8.678 



BY B. B. BBOWNLOW & CO. 

Half barrels No. 1 whitefish 8.495 

Half barrels No. 2 whitefish 1.394 

Half barrels No. 3 whitefish 8fiB 

Half barrels sour 193 

Half barrels rusty 17 

Half barrels ragged 95 

Half barrels No. 1 trout 1,177 

Hilf barrels No. 2 trout. 31 

Half barrels sour 85 

Half barrels rusty. 18 

Half barrels raggred 4 

Half barrels No 1 pickerel 85 

Half barrels* maty 1 

Half barrels No. 1 lake herring 472 

Half barrels No. 2 lake herrinff 200 

Half barrels Bour 82 

1^668 

BY SAM. P. WALLBY. 

Half barrels No. 1 whitefisb g.niT 

HaUbairels No. 2 whitefish 1,970 

Half barrels No. 3 whitefish 7.31 

Halt barrels ragged 368 

Half barrels rusty = Jgo 

Halfbarrels sour 4^5 

Half barrels No. 1 trout 2,274 

Halfbarrels No. 2 trout '. '866 

Half barrels ragged 137 

Half barrels rusty gg 

Half barrels sour \\\ 75 

Halfbarrels No. 1 lake herrine '.' 6.32 

Hal f barrels No. 2 lake herring 65 

Half barrels sour , fio 

Half barrels No. 1 pickerel 802 

Half barrels No. 2 pickerel 75 

Half barrels rusty. I4 

Halfbarrels soar W 14 



16,655 



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BT NTE, CAMPBELL & CO. 



Half barrels No. 1 whitefish 4,071 

Half barrels No. 2 whitefish 551 

Half barrels No. .3 whitefish 19fi 

Half bat rels raffled fi2 

Half barrels rnaty 5^ 

Half barrels POur 2 

H-ilf barrels No. 1 trout 6^8 

Half barrels No 2 trout.. 55 

Half barrels ragged 2 

Half barrels rusty 2 

Half barrels whitefish and trout, . 1 

Half barrels No. 1 lake herring 286 

Half barrels No. 1 pickerel 16 

Half barrels No. 2 pickerel 8 

Quarter barrels whitefish 6 

5, 926 

BT DIX, CASE & CO. 

Half barrels No. 1 whitefish 1,200 

Half barrels No. 2 whitefish 37 

Half barrels No. 1 trout 6 



1,298 

BY R. M. S. liOBSON & CO. 

Half barrels No. 1 whitefish 1,994 

Half >>ari-els No. ^ whitefish 471 

Half barrels No. 3 whitefish 231 

Half barrels No. I trout 240 

Half barrels t^o. 2 <^rout 107 

Half barrels No. 1 lake herring 191 

Half barrels pickerel 42 



3.276 

Grand total, 36.475 packag-es. 

J. K. Miller, City Fisti Inspector. 

The Hoard of Public Works nreseutefl a report, 
transTtiitting copies nf the Wighth A.nT]ual T?,pport 
of the Board of Public Works, which, on motion of 
Aid. Scbirtz. was 

Accepted and placed on file. 

Also, 

A report and resolutioTt reqiiestinff the removal 
of the railroad tr«rk on Michip-an and North State 
Btreela, which, on motion of Aid. Calkins, was 

Eeferred to Committee on Railroads. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

"Report of Committee on Finance on the com- 
munication of the Board of Suoprvisors. asking 
the payment of certain money to C^ok county, and 
adverse thereto, laid on the table temporarily Dec. 
2P, 1869. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
FINANCE. 

Aid. McAvoy, of the Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred the claim of A. Booth for com- 
peTssation for loss of two awnings, submitted a re- 
port adverse to the claim. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur In the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred the 
claim of Lucretia Bradisb for compensation as a 
witness in the T?Pcorder''s Court, prbniitted a re- 
port rpcommendina that the claim be allowed. 

Aid. Scbintz moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schintz moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Prhintz moved that the report be laid on the 
table temporarily. 
The motion preyailed. 

Also, 

Of pame Committee, to whom was referred the 
claim of the Hartlord Fire Ineurance Company for 



damages on account of the construction of the La 
Salle Street tunnel, submitted a report adverse to 
the claim. 

Aid. Woodard moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee,to whom was referred the pe- 
tition of P. Leahy for compenpation for loss of a 
horse, submitted a report recommending that he be 
allowed the suria of one hundred dollars for the 
same. 

Aid. Holden moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and A.ldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your '^ommittee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of P. Leahy, asking pay for 
horse, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report. That we have examined into the 
facts of t&e case and are "satisfied that the city is 
liable and would recommend that he be allowed the 
sum of one hundred dollars in full of all demands 
for the same. 

J. H. McAvoT. 
John Herting, 
Thos. Wilce, 

Committee. 

Also, 

Of same Committ<»e, to whom had been referred 
the petition of the United Hebrew Relief Associa- 
tion for the rebatement of taxes on the Jewish 
Hospital, submitted a report recommending that 
they be allowed S71.9f>. 

Aid. Holden moved that the report be laid over 
and pnblifhed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

report op committee. 

To the Mayor and A-ldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was refer- 
red the petition of "The United Hebrew Relief As- 
sociation'' asking the cancel ation of certain tax cer- 
tificates on tneir oroperty, having had toe same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report. That upon ex- 
amination we fino their charrer, approv ed Feb. 
25th, 1867. exempts their property from taxation. 

On the 20th of March, 1868, we find sales as fol- 
lows : 

For eeneral tax of 186T $45.60 

For lamp posts 17.44 

For special assessment and paving street 55.60 

For redemptions from sales 26.36 

We recommend that the general taxes of 1867 and 
the amount paid for redemption be allowed, 
amountinff in all to seventy-one ao]]ars and ninety- 
six cents (f71. 96), and that the amount of special 
assessments claimed be disallowed, 

J. H. Mc AvoY, 
Thus. WiLf^E, 
John Hertino, 

Committee. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred the 
petition of Wm. Lill for the refunding of taxes on 
lots 91 and 95, Butterfield's Addition to Chicago, 
submitted a report adverse to the prayer of the 
petition. 

Aid. Hahn moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompanyiuff or- 
der reeniatmg the nale of municipal bonds, which, 
on motion of Aid. Holden, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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Aid. Schiatz moved to take np the report of the 
Commictee on Finance on the claim of Lucretia 
Bradish. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Si h^mz moved to waive the engrossment of 
the resuluciou attached thereto, and demanded the 
ayes and noes : 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Cox, Somers, JDonneilan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whiiaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, 13at.ierman, W, S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holdeu. VVoodard, McCocter, Campbell, 
Gill, Shell, McGrach, Tyler, Berger, ISchintz. 
Beugley, Carney, Hel-ting, McCauley, Kehoe, De- 
vine, iMr. Presiaent— 33. 

Noes—Wilce, Raasell, Robinson, Walsh— 4. 

Aid. Schinrz moved the adoption of the reso- 
lution, and demanded the ayes and uoes. 

The motion prevailed by lue foUowiug vote : 

Ayes — Cox, eiomers, Dounellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batierman, W. s. Powell, George 
Powell, Wilce, Walsh, vVoodard, McCotter, Kob- 
insoD, Campbell, Gill, ciheil, McGrath, Tyler, Ber- 
ger, tschintz, Bengiey, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine, Mr. rresident— 34. 

iVoed"— Holaen— 1. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Retsuived, That the City Comptroller pay out of 
the city treasury to Lncreiia Bradish the sum of 
one hundred Gollars for compensation as witness. 

Aid. VVoodard moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the above resolution was adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the resolution be 
amended by inserting the words " fifty dollars " in 
place of ''one hundred dollars." 

Aid. Bengley demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the amendment prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes—C<jx, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery . Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Batierman, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Holden, Wilce, Kussell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, 
Robinson, Campbbl!, Gill, iSheil, McGrath, Tyler- 
Berger, 8chiniz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, Mc- 
Cauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 35. 

iV'oes— None. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the resolution as 
amended be adopted, and demanded the ayes and 
noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes—Gox, Vomers. Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Batierman, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Holden, Wilce, Kussell, Walsh, Woodard, McCot- 
ter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, McGrath, 
Tyier, Berger, Schinlz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, 
McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President — 35. 
I^oes — None. 

The following is the resolution as amended and 
adopted: 

Resolved^ That the City Comptroller pay out of 
the oity Treasury the sum of fifty dollars to Lucre- 
tia Bradish, for compensation as witness. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Schmtz, of the Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom had been referred a petition for the removal 
ol a constable, submitted a report recommending 
that the petition be placed on file, as the term of 
said constable's ofiice has expired. 

Aid, Schintz moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred the 
petition of Joseph Scnoenthaier for the remission 
of a fine, submitted a report recommending the 
adoption of an accompanying resolution. 

Aid. Schintz moved to concur in the report, and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes—Gos., Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whita- 
ker, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W. 8. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, 



Sheil, McGrath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, 
Cirney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mf. 
Prefideni — 3b. 
I^ots — None. 

The luliowing lathe resolution as adopted: 
Resolved^ rhdt the Comptroller be, and is hereby 
directed to cause to the sdid Josepb bchoenthaler 
to be refunded the sum of five dollars out of the 
City Treaisury. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of the Commercial National Bank for 
the remis-^ion of taxes, submitted a report adverse 
to the prater of the petition, and recommending 
that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Hahn moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
a draft of an ordinance to regulate the use of 
chloroform, submittsd a report recommending that 
it be referred to the Board of Health, with instruc- 
tions to report their opinion in the matter at the 
next regular meeting of the Council. 

Aid. Daggy moved to cosicur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
a petition lor tne passage of an act to facilitate the 
tracing of titles to real estate in the city of Chi- 
cago, submitted a report recommending that the 
petition be placed on file. 

Aid. bchiniz moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
a report and ordinance regulating the speed and 
size of loads through Washington street tunnel, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of 
the ordinance. 

Aid. ISchintz moved that the report and ordinance 
be laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The f olk wing are the report and ordinance : 
EEPORT TO THE COMMON COUNCILi. 

Office of the Boabd Public Works, t 
Chicago, June 14, ISey. f 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled: 

The Board of Public Works request that an or- 
dinance may be passed by the Council prohibiting 
the passage tt rough Washington street tunnel of 
"bulky loads, such as loose hay, and regulating the 
speed of vehicles iheiein. 

An ordinance prepared for such a purpose is 
herewith appended, and the Board deem its passage 
necessary lor the safety of the tunnel. 

Reepe:;tfully submitted. 

A. H. BURIiET, 

J. McArthur, 
Board of Public Worlds. 
The following is the ordinance : 
Ordinance prescriblcg the speed of animals and 
vehicles and size of loads in Washington street 
tunnel. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Sectioin 1. That no person shall ride, lead or 
drive any horse or other animal, nor any vehicle of 
any sort, through Washington street tunnel, in the 
city of Chicago, or either of its approaches, at a 
greater speed than four miles an hour, 

Sec. 2. That no person shall drive, or assist in 
driving, into or through said tunnel, or its ap- 
proaches, any loose horse, horses, or loose cattle, or 
any loose animal of any sort. 

Sec. 3. That no person shall lead or drive into 
said tunnel, or into either of its approaches, any 
cart or other vehicle loaded with loose hay or straw, 
or like bulky or combustible material, or any vehi- 



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cle the dimensions of which, including its load, 
shall exceed ten (10) feet in height or eight (8) feet 
in width. 

Sbo. 4. That any person violating any of the pro- 
visions of either of the toregoing sections shall, on 
coQvicDlOQ, pay a due of nor, le-8 than five dollars, 
nor more than twenty-nve dollars, for each offense. 

REPORT OF COMMITTBB. 

Your Committee on Juaiciary, to whom was re- 
ferred the within ordinance, having had the same 
under advisement, do hereby recommend that the 
said ordinance be passed. 

Theodoke Schintz, 
J. Li. Campbell, 
J. H. McAvoY, 
Committee on Judiciary. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to wbom had been referred 
the petition of Semantha Proctor for remission ot a 
fine, submitted a report recummendiog that the 
same be referred to the Mayor and Comptroller, 
with power to act. 

Aid Holden moved that the report be recom- 
mitted to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

WHABVB3 AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

Aid. Whiraker, uf the Committee on Wharves 
and f ublic Grounds, to whom was referred a com- 
manicaiiou from rhe West Chicago Park Commis 
eioners, suDmicied a report tbereon. 

Aid. Oalkius moved that the report belaid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The follow ing is the report : 
To the iionorable Mayor and Aldermen,in Common 

Council assembled. 

Gents: Your Committee to whom was referred 
tbe commnmcation ot the President of rhc; West 
Cnicago Parii Comuaissiouers, hearing date 6tpt. 6, 
lfc69, t-etting forth in sur)stance that the Bojud of 
Park Comoiisaiouers had located and estaolithed a 
boulevard and three pirks in the West Division of 
Chicago, in the manner provided by law ; that 
within the limits of the most eouthern of these 
parks is included the followihg described laud in 
the city of Otiic-tgo, to wit: The east half of the 
northwest quarier of section 24, town-hip 3H, norih 
range 13 ea^t of the 3d principal uieriniaD, and 
asking ihat a committee of this Cowncil be ap- 
pointed to confer with a committee oi the Board 
of Park CommiftS oners for the purpose of effacing 
a sale of said land a.* owned by the city to the Park 
uommiSffioners', to he held and used a< a public 
park, hdving had the same under consideration, 
beg leave to report : 
Th^t It appears from abstract of title to ^aid lands: 
1st. I'hit on fnly 15. 1S35, J. H. Kit zie and Hir^m 
Pearsons were joint owners of saic land: thaton ihat 
d-ij, J. H. Kinzie and wife execute ! to said Pear- 
eons a deed couveyirig the undiviiied hal»' owned by 
Kiiizie; thit the ceriificateof acknowledicment to 
said deed is defective, and thit Mrs. Kmzie hA* 
dower in trust still, in said undivided haif. on 
Which claim she has instituted proceedings for the 
purpo-e of having her dower ^ei off ; said proceed- 
ings are now pending in the Superior Court of Chi- 
cago, 

2d. Tnat on April 18, 1838, Hiram Pearsons hav- 
ing the fee to said land (subject to the dower of 
Mrs. Kinzie) mortgaged the same to Richard J. 
Hamihou, school Commi-sioner, and aiient to re- 
ceive the payment ot $2,001 38. which mortgage was 
acknowledged May 16, 1838— neirly one mouth 
after its daie ; that five days later, to wit. May -21, 
1838. a decree was enters d in a proceed injj' by scire 
/acia^ to toreclose said morigage, decreeing that a 
. special execution i^^ue direciing the Sheriff to sell 
eairt lands to satisfy said mortgage 

3d On September 13, 1843, Samuel J. Lowe, 
Sheriff of Cook county, executed to Wm. H. Brown, 
School Agent, a deed of said land, which deed 
was based upon a sale had under the decree 
foreclosing said mortgage ; this deed was 



not recorded, however, until Feb. 16, 1853, nearly 
ten years after its execution ; then on Feb. 12, 1853, 
Wm. H. Brown executed a deed of said 'and to the 
city of Chicago, reciting in said deed that he had 
acquired the title to said laud as School Agent and 
held the same in trust for the city of Chicago. 

4th. On Nov. 28, 1842, the ean half of said land was 
sold for taxes, and on the llth day of April, 18^5, the 
Sheriff of Cook county gave a deed of said east half 
to Ju-stin Bur.terlield based upon said tax sale. 

5th. Aug 25, I8t>(j, said laud was again sold for 
taxes, and on the 24th day of Sepr,. 1868, the Sheriff 
of Cook county gave Edward Rohy a deed of said 
land, based upon said tax sale. Upon the title thus 
acquired, said Koby, on the 18th day of January, 
1^-09, commenced suit in ejectment against the city • 
of Jhicatro, which i-uit is now pending. On the 20th 
day of January, 18B9, the city of Chicago filed a bill 
against s-iid Roby, for the purpose of setting aside 
said tax deed, and procured a preliminary injunc- 
tion stayiuij said suit pending in behalf of said 
Roby ; said bill is still pending. 

6th. Oq the 20th day of March, 1854, the city ot 
Chicago conveyed to the Chicago, St. Charles and 
Mississippi Railroad Company 3110 acres of said 
land, leaving now with the title remaining in the 
city 76 9 10 acres. 

7ih. It appeal rs further, from the records in the 
County \. lerk's ottice, that the Town Ascessor as- 
ses ed this property for taxation during the years 
1816 U7, M». '50, '51, '52, '53 and '54, and 18tj3, '64, 
'6\ '67 and '68, which taxes wer^ paid by Justin 
tJntierfleld and his heirs. 

Your Committee, having investigated the title 
by which the city holds said lands, conferred with 
a Committie of the Board of Park Commissioners 
with reference to the price which said Board 
should pay lor said Jand, and are led to believe 
that the city can obtain for the same $S00 per 
acre. 

Your Committee, in view of the defects In the 
title to said land, the expensive litigation neces- 
sary to perfect thi*^ title, and also in view of the 
fact that this land is to be used for a public park, 
recommend that the same be ' ffered to the Board 
ot Park Commissioners for;hesumof $S00 per 
acre Your Committee has no hesitancy in recom- 
mending this course, believing That the price pro- 
posed is a fair and j ust one, and here with t-ubmit a 
resolution authorizin? and empowering the Mayor 
and Ci mptroller to carry this mat er in-^o effect, 
wht^n the same is accepted by ihe Park Commis- 
sioners : 

Resolved, Thait the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and 'hey are herebv, authorized and directed to 
make, execute, acknowledge and deliver to the 
West Chicago Park Commissioners a deed con- 
vevir.g all the right, title and interest 
which the ciry of ChiCb^o has in and to the follow- 
ing described l^nd. io wit: 

The easf half of 'he northwest quarter of section 
24, town 39, north rnnffe 13, east or the thitd princi- 
pal meridian, for th price or consideration of $61,- 
b-20, and that the ComotroUer, npou delivering said 
conveyance to said Park Commissioners, receive 
from said hoard three bonds. e>ir h for <ine third of 
said con-lderarion in ifaid deed m'intioned. 

The firet bond becoming due and payable Nov. 1, 
1870. 

The second bond becoming due and payable Nov. 
1, 1S72. 

The third bond becoming due and payable Nov. 
1, 187.3. 

Eich bond bearing interest at the rate of 8 per 
cent, per annum, payable on the 1st day of Novem- 
ber in each year, and also a mortgage on the land 
conveyed securing the payment of t^aid bot;ds as 
they become due. 

G S. Whitakeb, 
Thomas CABisET. 

Also, 

Aid. Holden. of the same Committee, to whom 
had been referred a resolution in relation to the 
Lake Front lands, submitted a report recommend- 
in? that the resolution be placed on file. 

Aid. Calkins moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 4 



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Also, 

Aid. Holden, of the same Committee, to whom 
had been referred .he petition of a. B. McCigg in 
relation to cemetery lots, dated May 3, 18tj9 ; peti- 
tion of P. T. sSherioclc to lease rtaiu lauds, dated 
Aug 23, 1869 ; petition of E. Mattern to lease cer- 
tain lands, dated July 26,1859; resolution of Aid, 
Hahn relative to leasing street ends, dated 
Juue 11, 1869; petition of M. Greeuhaum for 
removal of hay market from West Randolph 
street, dated July 26, 1869 ; remonstrance of John 
Park against locating hay market on block 26. Car- 
pencer's addition, dated Aug. 2, 1869; resolution 
authorizing lease of certain land to P. T. bberlock, 
dated Aug. 23, 1869 ; resolutions of Aid. Wicker, in 
relation to ends of streets abutting on the river,and 
issuance of park oonds. dated May 31, 1869 ; com- 
munication from the City Comptroller relative to 
ig2UU,0U0 received by him from railroad companies 
on account oi Lake Park, dated A.ug. 12, 1869 ; com- 
muuication from Aid. Cox relative to improving 
Dearborn Park, dated Aug. 23, 1869 ; submitted a 
report recommending that they all be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

LICENSES. 

Aid. Whitaker, of the Committee on Licenses, to 
whom had been referred the petition of James 
Brookfield, for the return of money paid for a ped- 
dler's license, under a misapprehension of the law, 
submitted a report recommending that he be re- 
funded ten dollars. 

Aid. Hahn moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Holden demanded the aye» and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vore : 

Ayes—'^ox^ Somer^, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Moutgomery. Calkins, McAvoy. Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, W. S. P.»well, George Powell, 
Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh. Woodard, McUot- 
ter, Rotiinson. Campbell, Gill, Sheil, McGrath, Ty- 
ler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, Mc- 
Cau ey, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 35. 

Jioes— None. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred the petition of Joseph Zerbach for a free 
pedd'er's license, submitted a report rettommend- 
ing that the prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Habn moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Al30, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referre d 
the petition of Daniel Shay for a free peddler's 11- 
cen-se, submitted a report recommending that the 
prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Whitaber moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Ot same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of Fred. Rachadanz for a free ped- 
dler's license, submitted a report recommending 
that the prayer of the petition be grafted. 

Aid. Schinrz moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of Franz Gabriel for a frwe pednler's 
license, submitted a report recommending that the 
prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Hahn moved io concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of John Strauss for a free peddler's 
lice use, submitted a report recommending that the 
prayer of the petition be granted. 

Ala. Hahn moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of S. Wake for a free peddler's license, 
submitted a report adverse to the prayer of the 
petition. 

Aid. Hahn moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been 
referred the petition of Conrad Sehninger 
for a free peddler's license, submitted a report 
adverse to the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Hahn moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition ot Isaac Nutting for a free peddler's 
license, submitted a report recommending that the 
prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Hahn moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of Charles Willie for a free peddler's 
license, submitted a report recommending that the 
prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Hahn moved 1 3 concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Daggy, of Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to who had been relerrea a re- 
port and ordinance for fcidewalk on south side 
of Egan street, from Lake street to Cottage Grove 
avenne, except that part which lies in Hyde Park 
township. suDmitted a report recommending the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaser, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russeli, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
— 36, 

JVoes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Cox, or same Committee, to whom had been 
referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk on 
south side of Randolph street, from Market street 
to the river, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the oidinance. 

Aid. Somers moved to concur in the leport, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows: 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daegy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batierman, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walj-h, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
— 36. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Tracey. of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on west sirieol Arnold street, from Thirty-tirat 
street to Thirty-third street, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 



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Aid. Tracey moved to concur In the report, and 
pass the ordinauce. 

Tbe moiion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in. aad the ordinance passed by ayes and 
nof^s, as followe : 

Ayes— Cox, Sotners, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomt;ry, (Jalfeius, McA.voy, JJaggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, HicUey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, 
Geori^e Pawell, Holnen, Wilce, Ru-sell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson. Campbell, 
Gill, Shell, Mciirath, Tyler, Berber. Schintz, Beng- 
ley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, 
Mr. President — 38. 

jNoes—None. 

Also, 

Aid. Tracey, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for siaewalK 
ou i-outh side of Archer avenue, fiom Lime street 
to Quarry street, cubnaitted a report recommending 
the pa^fage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Tmcey moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinauce. 

The nioiion prevailed, and the reporfwae con- 
curred in, and taj orainance passed by a>'es and 
noet>, as follows : 

Aijes—Gox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, CalKins. McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, tlickey, B'lttermaa, W. S. Powell. Geortre 
Powell. Holden, W"llce, Kud^ell, 'W'alsh, Woooard, 
McCoCter, Kobiuson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Mc- 
Grath, ryler, Berger, Schiniz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Deyine, Mr. President 
-36. 

iVioefi— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Hahn,of same Committee, to whom had been 
referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk on 
both sides of Archer avenue, from State street to 
Canal or s ip. su^mii ted a report recommending the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Calkins moved to concur in the report, and 
pats the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report w^as con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy. Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey^ Hickey, Batierman, W. S. Powell. George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell,; Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Tyler, 
McGrath, Berger,Schintz, iiengley, Carney, Herting, 
McCauley, Kehoe, Devine. Mr. President— 36. 

Hoes— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Tracey, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance tor sidewalk 
on both sides of Garibaldi street, from Twenty sixth 
street to Twenty-ninth street, submitted a report 
recomm ndiug the passage of the ordintince. 

Aid. Tracey moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The moiion prevailed, and the report wag con- 
carred In, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers. Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery. Calkins, McAvoy, Whitaker, Daggy, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holfien, Wilce, Russell, Walsti. Woudard, 
McCotter. Robinson,Campbell.Gill, Sheil,McGrath, 
Tyler. Berser, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Her- 
ting, MeCanley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President- -36. 

Hoes— None. 

Also. 

Aid. Tracey, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for side- 
walK on west side of Buddan street, from Twen- 
ty-fifth street to fwentv-sixth street, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Tracey, moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 



The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox. Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins. McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hicsey. Bitcerman. W. S. Powell. George 
Powell, Holden, Wiice, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Berger, Schimz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 

Hoes— None. 

Also 

Aid. Tracey, of sime Commltte, to whom had 
been relerred a report and ordinance fur side- 
WHlk on both sides of Alexander street, from 
Wentworth avenue to Stewart avenue, submitted 
a report recommending ifae passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Tracey moved to concur in the report, and 
pass (he ordina ce. 

Tbe n oiion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and che ordinance passea by ayes and 
noes, as lollows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, DonneFian. Dixon, Huhn, 
Mouryomery, Calkins. McAvoy, Daggy, VNhi'aker, 
Trace V, Hickey, Batterman, W S Po»vell. George 
Powell. Holden, Wi'ce, Russell, WaK-h, Woodard, 
McCottei, Robtuison, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Beneley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
-3H. 

Noes— None. 



Also. 

Aid. Tracey, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for side- 
walk on north side of Twenty first street, from 
Stewart avenue to Purpie street, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Tracey moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Cox. Somers,Donnellan. Dixon. Hahn, Mont 
gomery,Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Tracey, 
Hickey, Batterman. w. S. Powell, George Powell. 
Holden, Wilce, Russell, Wal'h, Woodard, McCot- 
ter. rJ'obinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, 
Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney. Herting, 
McCauley. Kehoe, Devine. Mr. President— 36, 

Hoes— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Daggy, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on south side of Ray street, from Prairie avenue 
to South Park avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mendinif tbe passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Whitaker moved to concur in the report, 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers. Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy. Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W S. Powell, George 
Powell, holden, Wilce. Russell. Wal-h, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, 
Tyler. Berger. Schintz. Bengley, Carney, Herting, 
Mc(^anley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. ^'resident- 36. 

Hoes— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Dagey, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and orainance for side- 
walk on south side of Crippen street, from In- 
diana avenue to State street, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Whitaker moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 



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[1870. 



The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows: 

Ayes— Cox, S'>mers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Caluius, McAvoy, Dasjjy, Whitaker, 
TraceV, Hicbey, Batteraian, W. S. Powell. George 
f*owt;ll, Holden, Wilce. >{u-sell. Walsh. Woodaid, 
McCotter, Rohint>on.Ciimpbell. Gill, Sheil, McGraih, 
Tyler, Berger, Schiutz, Benglev, Uarney, Herting, 
Mc'^auley. Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 36. 

Noes— iioixe. 

Also, 

AH. Daggy, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report atd ordinance for side- 
walk on south fide of Twenty-ninih street, trom 
Michigan aveuue to State street, tubmitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Whir-her moved to concur in the report, 
and pass the ordiLance. 

Thir moiion prevHiled, and the report was con- 
curred in, and lae ordinance passed by a\es and 
not8, as lollows ; 

Ayes— Cox. 8om«^rs. Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
MoiiiHomery, Calkins. McAv. y. Daggy, Wbitaktr, 
Tracey, Hickey. B^iieimnn, W. S. Powell. George 
p.. well, Hulden. Wilce, Haj^sell, Walfh, Woodard, 
Mci"!otter, Kobiioi-on, C^mpi^eli, Gill, Sheil, Mc 
Grarh, Tyler, Berger. iSchiutz, Beiigley, Oarnty, 
Hertintr, McOau ey, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 36 

Noes —None. 

Also, 

Aid. Daffgy, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance lor sidewalk 
on east side of Vernon avenue, from Doueias place 
to Wrthpans^eh avenue, submitted a report recom- 
menfliutr the passage of the ordinance." 

Aid. Dusgy moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The moiion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgom-ry, Calkin?, McAvoy, uasgy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batrerman, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, V/ooaard, 
McCotter, Rooins^on, Campbell, Gill, Shell, 
McGrath, Tyler, Berger, Schiutz. Bengley. Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devlne, Mr. President 
—36. 

iVo€S— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Daggy, of same Committee, to whom bad 
been referred a report and ordinance for the open- 
ing or extension of Vernon avenue, of the width of 
66 feet, from Wahpanseh avenue to Egan avenue, 
making the same on a line with that part of Vernon 
avenue north of vVabpanseh avenue, submitted a 
report recommending ihe passage of the ordinance. 

Aid McAvoy moved to concurr in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows: 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
MonTgomery, Catkins, McAvoy, D-iggy, Whitaker, 
Trace.y, Rickey, Batrerman, W. S. Powell, George 
Poweil, Holden, Wilce, Ra^sell, Walfh. Woodard, 
McOotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, 
McGrath, Tyler, Berger, Schiniz. Bengley. Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Deviue, Mr. President 
—36. 

iV^oes— None. 

Also, 

Aid, Hahn, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for carbing, 
filling and paving Taylor street, from State street 
to Clari-. street, ^ubmitted a report recommending 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Montgomery nioved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
I noes, as follows : 



Ayes— Cox, Somere, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery. Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. t'owell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, RubSell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell. 
McGrath, Tyler, Berger, Schiniz, Bengley, Carney, 
Heniug, McCauley, Kehoe Devine, Mr. President 
—36. 

Noes — None, 

Also, 

Aid. Hahn, of same Committee, to whom had 

been referred the petition ot properly owners on 
Prairie avenue lor suostituting wooden block 
pavement for gravel on Prairie avenue, Irom Cot- 
laije Grove »venue lo Twenty-ninth street, tUD- 
mined a report recommer uiLg that the Board of 
Public Works be requeeted to report an ordinance 
repealing the as^ebsalent for ^raveliLg taio nve- 
nuc-, ana providing lor iis iisjprovement with 
wooden block pavtment. 

Aid. Calkino moved lo concur in the report. 

Ihe motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Hahn, of same Committee, to whom bad 
been relerrcd the peiiiion of citizens on Caiumet 
avenue, asking lor ihe change vl Lan^e of Caiumet 
avenue lo ihat ol '"Filth aveijue," and a rtiiaou- 
sirance against the same, t-ubiijiui-d a rtj^oil rec- 
ommending that the name of taid Calumei avenue 
be not thaiiged. 

Aid. Caikins moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Cox, of same Committee, to whom had been 
relerred the peiiiton ol Young, Gray & Hoops, lor 
ptrmis^ion tu keep an omnibus stand m front of 
their office, submitted a report, recommending that 
the prayer of petitioners be granted. 

Aid. V..OX moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Cox, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referted the petition of property-owners lor 
the extension of South vVells street from 'laylor 
street to Twelfth sireet, submit tec a reptrt recom- 
mending that the Board ot Public Works take Im- 
mediate steps to prepare an ordinance for the open- 
ing and extending of said South Weils street from 
Taylor sireet to Twelfth sireet. 

Aid. Montgomery moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Cox, of same Committee, to whom had been 
referred the petitions for and remonstrances 
agaitst the opening of Dearborn street, from Jack- 
son street to Twenty-second street, submitted a 
report recommending that the whole matter be re- 
ferred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Hahn moved that the report of the Commit- 
tee be laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
South Division, to whom was referred the report of 
the old Committee on Streets and AlJeys'of the 
South Division in reference to the opening or ex- 
iension of Dearborn street, having had the same 
under advisement, bee leave to report that tLey 
recommend tbe whole" matter be referred to the 
Board of i-ublic Works. 

Wm. Cox, 
P. Daugt, 
Wm. Tracet, 
A. C. Calkins, 
P. M. Donnellan, 
Committee. 



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Also. 

Aid. Hahn, of same ComTnlttee, to whom had 
bee D referred the assesemeat roll for curbing with 
curb-Wdlls, lilliQg, and paving with wooden blocks 
Twenty-second street, from the west line of State 
street to a point 200 feet west of the west line of 
Grove street (excepting such portions of the above 
described worK wQicli nave been already done in a 
HUitable manner), submitted a report recommend- 
ing th'it the assessment roU be confirmed. 

Aid. Habn moved to concur in the leport and 
confirm the assessment roll. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred 
in, and the assessment roll was confirmed by the 
passage of the order of confirmation attached 
thereto. 

The order of confimatlon is as follows : 

ORDER OF CONFIRMATION. 

Whereas, Due notice has been given by the 
Commifsiouers of the Board of Public Worus of 
their filing with the City Clerk the foregoing 
assessment roll : and, whereas, the said Commis- 
sioners have applied to toe Common Council for 
confirmation ol said assessment, and no objections 
thereto having been filed, it is, therefore 

Ordered, That the said assesfraent be, and the 
same hereby is, confirmed It is further ordered 
that a wanant be issued lor the collection thereof. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Schintz, of Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, North Divi?iou, to whom had been referred a 
report atid ordiuauce for sidewalk on both sides of 
Clyboarn avenue, irom Division ^treet to North 
avena j, submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Carney ujoved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the orainance passed by ayes and 
noe8, ad follows . 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, HicKey, tJatterman, W. S. Poweil, George 
Powell, Holdeu, Wilce, Kussell, Wal h, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, GilJ, Sheil. Mc- 
Qrath, Tyler, Bert;er, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. Fresidunt 
—86. 

JVioes— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Carney, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on west side of Crosby street, rrom Larrabee street 
to Division street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of ihe ordinance. 

Aid. tlerting moved to concur in the report, and 
pas.^ the orai fiance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, wndthe ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as 'ollows : 

.Ayes— 0. X, Somer?, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery. CalRinf, Mc -ivoy, Dciggy. Whitaker, 
Tracey. Hick -v, Barterman, W. S. Powell. George 
POAeii. Hoi. leu. Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter. Bobins'in, <'ampbe'l. Gill, Shell, Mc- 
Graih, fyler. Berger, Shintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
—36 

jYofifi— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Carney, of same Committee, to whom bad 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on norih side of Wendell sireet, from Market street 
to Sedgwick street, submit'ed a report recommend- 
ing the pa!>sage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Tyler movea to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The morion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred In. atjd the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Cox, Snmers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Monttiomery, Cal&ina. McAvov, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, ickey, Baueman, W. Powell, 6 e rg 



Powell, Holden, Wilce, Rueeell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Canrey, 
Hertinar, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 36. 
iVoes— None, 

Also, 

Aid. Schintz, of game Committee, to whom had 
been referred a re port and ordinance for sidewalk on 
north bide of Division street, from Sedgwick street 
to Ciybourn avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Kehoe moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Co-&, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, CalKine, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batlerman, W. S. Powell. George 
Powell, Holden. Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. Presi- 
dent—St). 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Carney, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on east side of Roberts street, from Erie street to 
Chicago avenue, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Herting moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

_42/(?s— Oox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins. McA.voy, Daiigy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hicaey, Baiterman, W. S. Powell. George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter. Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting. McCauley, Kehoe, Device, Mr. Presi- 
dent—SB. 

A^oes— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Carney, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a remonstrance of citizens against 
the Opening of Erie street, submitted a report, 
staling that this Council has no power in the 
matter. 

Al l. Bengley moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Carney, of same Committee, to whom had 
heen referred a repoitand ordinance establish- 
ing the width ol sidewalk space on either side of 
Cass, street, from Illinois street to East White 
street, submitted a report recommending the pass- 
age oi the ordinance. 

Aid. Bengiej moved to concur in the report, and 
pas!< the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
carred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayts— Cos., Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Mouie:omer>, Calkins, McAvoy, Dai^ey, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W.S Powell, George 
rowell, Holden, Wilce, Kussell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, oheil, Mc- 
Graih, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley^ Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
-36. 

iVoes— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
An ordinance establishing the width of sidewalk 
Hpace on Cass street, from Illinois street to East 
White street. 

Section 1 Be it ordained by the Common Coun- 
cil of the City f]f V/dcago, That the sidewalk space 
on both sides of Cass s.reet, from Illinois street to 
EHst White street, be and is hereby established at 
eUteen (16) feet. 



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i 8EOTIOK2. That all ordinances or parts of ordl- 
inances lucoasistent wita the foregoing, be and the 
jsame are hereby repealed, so far " as they apply to 
{the said defined portion of Cass street. 

Also, 

Aid. Carney, of same Committee, to whom had 
ibeen referred a report and ordinance for grading 
land macadamiziug Hooker street, from Nonh Hal- 
jstcd street to Division street, made a report recom- 
mendius? the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Kehoe moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes*, as follows : 

' Ayes— Cos., Somers, DonnelJan, Dixon, Hahn, 
iMoutgomery, Calkins, Mc^LVoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Ba termau, W. S. Fowell, Geoige 
iPovvell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
;McOotier, Robinson, Camubell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
iGra h, Tyler, Berger, Scuintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Hertiug, M.cCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
—36. 
iVoes— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Hertlng, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a petition and ordinance for curbing, 
filling, paving gutters with boulders, and mac- 
ladcioiiziLig bedgwick fctreer, from Chicago avenue 
ito Division street, su bmii ted a report recommend- 
intr the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Bengley moved to (oncur in the report, and 
pa^s tne ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and tbe ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, M.cA.voy, Daggy, Wni taker, 
Tracey, HicKry, Battermin, . S. Powel). George 
Powell, Holden, A ilce, Russell. Walsh, Woodard, 
iMcUoiter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Graih, Tyler. Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
—36. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Carney, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for curbing, 
filling and paving Indiana ^lree^ from North ClarK 
street to Aesessore' Division of tbat oart of E. V4,N. 
W. 14 of Sec. 9, 39, 14 E. of Chicago river.and south 
of El ie street, ^ubmitled a report recommending 
the passage of the ordinaDce. 

Aid. Tyler Uioved to concur in the report, and 
pa-'S the ordinance. 

The motion pre vailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noef*. as lollows : 

Ayes— Cos., Sonaers, Dounellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery. Calkins, iVLcAvoy, Dugay, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batierman. W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holdi-n, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, 
McGram. Tvler, Beri^er, Schiurz. Bengley. Carney, 
Heriing, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
-SB. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Schintz, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for curbing, 
filling and paving Larrabee ctreet. from Clybourn 
avenue to Nonh avenue, submir.teda report recom- 
mending the passaee of the ordinance. 

Aid. Schimz moved to concur in the report, and 
pa»8 the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as fullowe : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montj^omery, CalkiLs, McAvoy, Dslsuj, Whitaker, 
Tracev, Hickev, Bittermiu, W. S. Powell. George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Rnssell. Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Camnbell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 



Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 
86. 

Noes— None. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Hicke} , of Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division to whom had been referred a report 
and ordinance for sidewalk on west side of Union 
street, from Luke street to Eighteenth street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Bstterman moved to concur in the report, 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Dag^y, Whitaker, 
Tracej, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McUoiter, Robinson, Campbell, Giii, Sbeil, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting,'McCaaley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
—36, 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Aid Sheil, of same Committee, to whom had been 
referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk on 
west side of Western avenue, from West Madison 
street to West Harrison street, sunmi ted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Campbell moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in. and the ordinance passea by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox^ Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvov, Daggy, Wbitaker, 
Trace V, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Wood^ird, 
McCot er, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, McGrath, 
Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Heriing, 
McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 36. 

Noes— None. 

Also. 

Aid. Sheil, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a reoort and ordinance for sidewalk 
on south side of West Harrison cstrcet, from Leavitt 
street street to Western avenue, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur in the report, and 
pa-'S the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, arid the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Mour^omery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracev, Hickev, Butermm, W. S. Powell George 
Powell, Holaeo. Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodford, 
McCotter. Robinson, Campbell, Gili, Shell, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Berber. Schiurz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
-36. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Aid. McGrath, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referrt^d a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on west side of Ridgeville road, trom Milwaukee 
avenue 10 Bloomingd ile road, submiited a report 
recommending the pissage of the ordinance. 

Aid. McG'-at h moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnt^llan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. PoweF. George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell. Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Berger. Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
— 3fi. 

Noes—None. 



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Also, 

AM. Sheil, of same CommUtee, to whom had 
beeo ret'errtfd a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on bJth nidas of Page screer,, froua Kinzie street 
to Haobard streec, sabaalcted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of ihe ordlnauce. 

Aid. Wrti.-h moved to concur m the report, and 
pasd rtie ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, ana the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows ; 

Ayes — Cox. Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Mouttromery, Calkinij, McA.voy, Daggy, Whitalier, 
Tracey, Uic&ey, Bdcierman, VV^. S. Powell, George 
Powell, aolden, Wilce, ttussell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Rj&lnion, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Herger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Hertiug, iMcCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
—Si. 

Noes— None. 

Also. 

Aid. Sheil, of same ComEuittee, to whom had been 
referred a reporrand ordmauce lor sidewalk on both 
gides of We=t JacKson street, from Western avenue 
to Rockwell tti eet, submitted a reportrecummend- 
ing the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. vVo .»d lid moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the orainauce passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ai/es—Cos., Vomers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, CalRins, McA.voy, Daggy, vVhitaiier, 
Tracey, HicRey, Batterman, W. 8. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Kussell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Kobinoon, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, iVlc- 
Grath, T>ler, Bcrgcr, ScUiuiz, tJeugley, Carney, 
Hertiug, McCauley, Kehoe, Dcvine, Mr. President 
— 3rt. 

None. 

Also, 

Aid. Hickey, of same Committee, to whom had 
been reierred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on south side of Twenty-second street, from Mor- 
gan street to Halsted street, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. battemau moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and tbe ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows ; 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
MonigoD ery, Calkins, McAvoy, Da^gy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Kussell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Ca.i pbell. Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Graih, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
—36. 

iVoes— None. 

Also, 

Aid. McGrath, of same Committee, to whom had 
been reierred a report and ordinance for side- 
walk on both sides of Fox place, from Elston road 
to Noble street, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Sheil moved to concur m the report, ai.d 
pass ihe ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as loUows : 

Ayes— Cox^ Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tiacey, HlcKey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, HoJden, Wilce, Rufsell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Heriing, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
-36. 

None, 

Also, 

Aid. Sheil, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 



on north side of West Harrison street, from Camp- 
bell avenue to Western avenue, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Campbell moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinaace. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was coa- 
curred iu, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daegy, Whitaker. 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W. ». Powell, Gewrge 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Voodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, 
McGrath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
—36. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Sheil, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on both sides of Milwaukee avenue, from Kinzie 
street to West Lake otreei, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Walsh moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

Tne motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somf^rs, Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
Mouigomery, CalRins, McAv^oy, Daggy, Whitaser, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batierman, W. ». Poweli, George 
Powell, Holden, WilCe, Russell, WalsU, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Beiger, Scnintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe. Devine, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 36. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Sheil, of same Committee, to whom had been 
referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk on 
south side of iTerdinand street, from Lincoln street 
to Leavitt street, suomicted a report recommending 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. W. S. Powell moved to concur in the report, 
and pass the ordinance. 

Tne motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred In, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whiiaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, ^ieorge 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Wflsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Gratb, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley Carney, 
Herting, McCauiey. Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
-3ti. 

Noes —None. 

Also, 

Aid. Sheil, of same Committee, to whom had been 
referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk on 
north side of Mill street, from Reuben street to 
Jones street, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Mourgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Wnitaaer, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson. Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney,' 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 
36. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Aid, Sheil, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for side- 
walk oa south side of Fourth street, from Lin- 
coln staeet to Robey street, suomitted a reporD 
recommending the passage of the orainauce. 



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Aid. Walsh moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
cnrred in. and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
iDoei?, as foliows : 

I ^?/fcs— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Wonteoniery. Calkins, McAvoy, Dagey, Whitaker, 
rracev. Hickey, Batterman. W. S. Powell, Georsre 
I'oweil. Holden. Wilce. Hnssell, Walsh, Woodard, 
ItfcCottPr, Robinson, Campbell, Gill. Sheil, Mc- 
l^rath, Tyler. Berger, Schintz, Ben^ley. Carney, 
jlerting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
-36. 

j Noes— 'None. 

,1 Also, 

I Aid. W. S. Powell, of same Committee, to whom 
ad been referred a report and ordinance for side- 
walk on north side of Sampson street, from Laflin 
'treet to Rpnben street submitted a report re- 
lommendins: the passage of the ordinance. 
; Aid. Geo. "Powell moved to concur in the report, 
nri pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
jurred in. and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
oes, as follows: 

Ayes— Oox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
tontgomery. Calkins, McAvoy, Das-ffv. Whiiaker, 
^acev, Hickev, Batterman, W. S. Powell, Georsre 
I'oweil. Holden, Wilce, Rusgell, Walsh, Woodarri, 
llcCotter, Robinson, Hampbell, Gill. Sheil. Mc- 
'rrath. Tyler, Berger, Schintz. Benglev. Carney, 
ilertin?, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. Presi- 
i.ent— 36. 

,1 Noes— None, 

I Also. 

I Aid. Sheil, of same Committee, to whom had been 
'leferred a report and ordinance for sidewalk on 
nrth side of Pulton street, from Lincoln street to 
rood street, subraitted a report recommenoing the 
jaspflge nf the ordinance. 

; Aid. Walsh moved to concur in the report, and 
'ass the ordinance. 

I The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
lurred in. and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
jopp, as follows : 

I Jyes—Cr>x, Snmers, Donnellan. Dixon. Hahn, 
fonta-omprv. Calkins, McA.voy, Daegy, Whitaker, 
'racev, Hickev, Batterman, W. S. Powell. Geora'e 
'owell, Holden, Wilce. Rus«ell, Walsh, Woodard, 
IcCotter. Robinson. Camobell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
^rath. Tyler. Burger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
[prting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr, President 
-36. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

I Aid. McGrath, of same Committee, to whom bad 
jpen referred a report and ordinance for establi?h- 
pgtbe width of sidewalk SD'^Cft on either side of 
l^est Division street, from the North Branch of the 
fhicflsro river to Western avenue, at 25 feet, gnb- 
litted a report recommending the passage of the 
rdin-'nre. 

Aid. Sheil moved to concur in the report, and 
ass the ordinance. 

I The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
urred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
pes, as follows : 
Ayes— Cox, Sotners, Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
Tontsoniery. Calkins, McAvov, Datrgy, Whitaker, 
I'rarev. Hickey, Ratterman, W. S. Powell. George 
I'owell. Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh. Woodard, 
rcCotter. Robinson, Camobell. Gill. Shell, Mc- 
frath. Tvler, Berger, Schintz. Benglev, Carney, 
letting, McCauley. Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 
j3 

} Noes— None. 

I The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Ln Ordicanfe estahlifhing the width of sidewalk 
. j space on West Division sireet. from the North 
I Bi-anrh of Chicago river to Western avenue. 
ieit ordained by the Common Council of the city 
of CJiicaao : 

Section 1. That the sidewalk spRce on either 
ide of West Division street, from the North Branch 
f Chicago river to Western avenue, be and is 
iereby established at twenty-five (25) feet. 



Sec. 2. That all ordinances or parts of ordi- 
nances inconsistent with the foregoing are hereby 
repealed so far as they apply to the said defined 
portion of West Division street. 

Also, 

Aid. Holden, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for private 
drains in West Indiana street, from Desplaines 
street to Noble street, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Wilce moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred m. and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes—Qox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery. Calkins, McAvov, Daergy. Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell. Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe. Devine, Mr. President 
-36. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Holden, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred communications from the Board of 
Public Works relative to the opening and exten- 
sion of Pulton, Hubbard and Adams streets, from 
the old city limits to the center of sections 11.12 and 
14, town 39, range 13. Sd principal me- 
ridian ; also, for opening and improving 
Grand avenue, rrom liake street to west- 
ern citT limits, submitted a report re'^ommend- 
ing that HubpRrd street be extended and opened to 
the width of 100 feet irom Western avenue to the 
center of section 12, town 39. north range 13 ; also, 
that Palton he extended and opened to the same 
width as in old limits to the center of section 11, 
town 39, north range 13 ; also, that West Adams 
street be extended, opened and widened to the 
width of Kin feet from Western avenue to the cen- 
ter of section 14, town 39, north range 13. 3d prin- 
cipal meridian ; also, that the opening of Grand 
avenue be postponea for the time being. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Sheil, of fame Committee, to whom had 
been referred a remonstrance of citizens against 
the oper mg of an alley in block 4R. secion 7, sub- 
mitted a report, recommenriinf that the same be 
referred to the Board or Public Works 

A'd. Campbell moved to concur In the report. 

The motion prtvailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Holden, of same Committee, to Trhom had 
been referred the remonstrance against the im- 
provement of Curtis street, submitted a report, 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. W, 8. Powell moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also. 

Aid. Holden, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred the remonstrance against planking 
an alley in block 25 in School Section Addition to 
Chicago, submitted a report recommending that it 
be referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. McCotter moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Holden. of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred the remonstrance against improving 
North Sangamon street, from Fulton street to 
Milwaukee avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 
Aid. Woodard moved to concur in the report. 
I The motion nrevailed. 



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Also. 

Aid. Holden, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred the petition o< citizens for the 
opening of an alley in Block 51, School Section Ad- 
dition to Chicago, submitted a report recom- 
mend ing thar, the petition be referred to the Board 
of Public Works^, with instruction to prepare an or- 
dinance for the opening of an alley in said Block 51. 

Aid. Shell moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

GAS LIGHTS. 

Aid. G. Powell, of Committee on Gas Lights, to 
whom bad been referred a report and ordinance for 
six lamp-posts on Wisconsin street, from Sedgwick 
street to North Franklin street, submitted a report 
recofomending the passage of ihe ordinance. 

Aid. T.yler moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the orninance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

AT/es—0,ox. Somers, Donnellin, Dixon. Habn, 
Motitgomery, Cil'^ins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whittnker. 
Tr-i'-ey, Hick'-y, Ba'terman, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell. Huidt-n. Wlice. Russell, Walsn. Wooaarri, 
MC^or.ter, hobinson, Campbell. Gill, Sheil. Mc- 
Grath, Tyler. Berber. Schintz, Bengiey. Carney, 
Hertiug, McCauley. Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
— 3fi 

JVO(SS— None. 

Also. 

Aid. Daggy, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for two lamp 
posts oin North Market, street, from Chicago avenue 
to Erie street, snhmitted a report recoromenoing 
the p^ss-iee of the ordinance. 

Aid. Kehoe moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordlnaure. 

Th« motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cos, Somers, Donnellan. Dixon. Hahn, 
Mouti^omprv, CalKins. McAvoy, Daffsy, Whitaker, 
Tracev, H'ckev, Batterman, W. S Powell. Georee 
I'owetl, Holden. Wilce. Russell, Walsh, Woodnrd, 
McCotter, Kobinson. Cainpbell, Gill. Sheil. Mc- 
Grath, T»ler. Berger. Schintz. Bengley, Carney, 
Herilns'. McCauley, Kehoe, Bovine, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 86. 

A^o^s— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Bengley, of pame Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for four lamp- 
posts on Grant place, from Hurlbut street to Sedg- 
wick street, submitted a report recommending the 
pas^aiie of the ordinance. 

Ald^ Carney moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 



Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Habn, 

Montgomery, Calkins. McAvoy, Daggy. Whttaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell. George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Hertlng, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
—36. 
iVbes— None. 

Also. 

Aid. G. Powell, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for five lamp 
posts on Hurlbut street, from Linden street lo 
jNorih avenue, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. P. Daggy moved to concur in the report, 
and pa!-8 the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Dagey. Whltaker, 
Tract y. Hickey, Ratterm>in. W. S. Powell. Georee 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campoell, Gill, Sheil, 
McGrath, Tyler. Bergei*. Schintz. Bengley, Carney, 
Henine, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 36. 

iVoe«— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Powell, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for seventeen 
Inmp posts on Ohio street, from La Salle street to 
Kingsbury street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the pa-sage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Bengley moved to concur in the report and 
pdss the ordinance. 

The moiion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins. McAvoy, Dat'gv, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hlckev, Bitterman, W. S. Powell. George 
Powell. Holden, Wilce, Russell. Walsh, Wotidard, 
McCotter. Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil. Mc- 
Grath, Tvler, Berger, Schintz. Bentrley, Carney, 
Herring, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
—36. 

Noes— None. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Berger moved that the Council ao now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed, and 
The Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISB, 

City Clerk 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— Aldermen Cox, Somars, Donnellan, 
Dixon, Hahn, Montsromery, Calkins, McAvoy, 
Daggy, Whitaker, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, 
W. 8. Powell. George fowell, Holden. Wilce, 
Walsh. Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Camobell, 
Gill, Sheil, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler. Schintz, 
Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, De- 
vme, and Mr. President, 

Aldermen Hildreth, Russell, Buehler, 

Berger. 

The Pre ident being absent at the opening of 
the Council, Aid. Calkins moved that Aid. Schintz 
take the Chair. 

The motion prevailed. 



MINUTES. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the minutes of the regu- 
lar meeting held Jan. 3, 1870, be approved without 
reading. 

The motion prevailed. 



ELECTION RETURNS. 

The Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion from the Board of Canvassers in relation to 
the special election in the Sixth Ward : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

The undersigned, canvassers of the returns of the 
special election held in the Sixth (6) Ward, on the 
8th day of January, A. D. 1870, for the election of 
Alderinan In place of Mark Sheridan, resigned, re- 
spectfully certify the following as the result of the 
canvass made by us : 

Samuel Mars received seventy-two (72) votes. 

Nick Neibert received fifty-three (53) votes. 

J. B. Stevens received, thirty-nine (39) votes. 

Wm. David received one hundred and ninety 
(190) votes. 

Geo. Hilton received two hundred and six (206) 
votes. 

Daniel Heenan received two hundred and sixty- 
eight (268) votes. 
Jos. C. Robinson received fifty-three (53) votes. 
Gottfried Deist received sixty-seven (67) votes. 
Chas. Creemer received five (5) votes. 
The returns from the Fourth Precinct were in- 



correct, and not counted by the canvassers. 

J. G. GiNDELE, County Clerk, 
C. T. HOTCHKI6-3, City Clerk, 
Henky Arnold, J. P., 
Calvin D'Wolf, J. P., 

Board of Canvassers. 

Chicago, Jan. 15, 1870. 

Aid. Tracey moved that Daniel Heenan be de- 
clared duly elected Alderman of the Sixth Ward. 
The motion prevailed. 
Thereupon Aid. Heenan took his seat. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Aid. Calkins presented a remonstrance of citi- 
zens against the removal of the dummy on State 
street, south of Thirty first street, which, on his 
motion, was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Wm. B. 
Hayes as Special Constable, which, on motion of 
Aid. Wilce, was 

Approved. 

Also, 

The official bond of Albert Michelson as Special 
Constable, which, on motion of Aid. Schintz, was 
Approved. 

Also, 

The official bond of John Laughlin as Special 
Constable, was, on motion of Aid. Geo. Powell,; 
Approved. 

Also, 

The official bond of Nathan M. Plotke as Special 
Constable, which, on motion of Aid. McCauley, was 
Approved. 

His Honor the Mayor presented the following 
communication : 

Mayor's Opficb, Chicago, Jan. 5, 1870. 
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common 

Council : 

I return the inclosed petition of Joseph Zerback 
without my approval, for the reason that I learn 
from the City Clerk's office that some few weeks 
since he took out a license and paid for it, and the 
impression is that he is well able to do so. 
Very respectfully submitted, 

R. B. Mason, Mayor. 



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Aid. Holden moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the petition of Joseph Zerbach was granted. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Holden moved that the petition be placed 
on die. 
The motion Drevailed. 

His Honor ihe Mayor presented the following 
communtcation : 

viator's Offtob, Chicago, Jan. 17, 1870. 
Mr President and Gentlemen of the Common 

Coiin'^il : 

I hereWy submit the following nominations, sub- 
ject to your approval : 

FOR WARD CONSTABLES. 

Sixteenth Ward— John Savage. 
Eighteenth Ward— Thomas McMahon. 

Very respectfully sabmitied. 

R. B. Mason, Mayor. 
Aid, Bf^ngley moved that the nominations of the 
Mayor be con Armed. 
Tne motion prevailed. 

Aid. Campbell presented a resolution relative to 
desienatine the Illinois Staats Zeitung as the Ger- 
man paper for the publication of the official pro- 
ceedicffs &c. 

Ala. Schiutz objected to ihe reception of the reso- 
lution, as oein"? out of order. 

The objection was sustained by the Chair. 

Petition of John C. Dnffy for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of A.ld. Walsh, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Thomas Ellson for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was, on motion of Aid. McCauley, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of John Burns for a reduction of taxes 
on his property, was, on motion of Aid. Woodard, 
Referred to the Tax Commissioner. 

Petition of Peter Hickman for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was on motion of Aid. Calkins. 
Granted. 

Petition of Timothy Cronin for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Cox, 
Granted. 

Petition of Sebastian Grouse for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Ala. Wm. Powell, 
Granted. 

Petition of James L. High concerning the re- 
vision of the city ordinances, &c., was, on motion of 
Aid. Holden, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Ottelia Dehn for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was, on motion of Aid Schmidt, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Geo. B. Palmer for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Schmidt, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses, 

Petition of Mrs. E. P. Fitch for a free peddler's 
licence, was. on motion of Aid Schmidt, 
Keferred to Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Carney moved that a free peddler's license 
be granted to Mary Langan. 
The motion prevailed. 

Petition of Aid. Somers for lamp posts on South 
Water street, between Wabash avenue and Clark 
street, was, on motion of Aid. Woodard, 

Referred to the Board of Public WorKs. 

Aid. Cox presented a communication covering a 
resolution m rel'^tion to the appointment of an In- 
sppctor of Gas Meters, which, on his motion, was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Cox presented a communication in relation 



to the condition of Dearborn Park, which, on his 
motion, was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Robert Law and others for the ap- 
pointment of a Weigher of coal and grain by the 
cargo, &c., was, on motion ol Aid. Woodard, 

Referred to Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Holden presented a communication covering 
a resolution in relation to the $2uO,*'(JO received 
from the Illinois Central, Chicago, Burlington and 
Q,uincy,and Michigan Central Railroad Companies, 
which, on motion of Aid. Calkins, was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Bengley presented a resolution for lamp 
posts on Larra'net! ptreet, and moved its adoption. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following i- the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the Board of Public n orks be, 
and they are hereby, requested to report an ordi- 
nance for The erection of lamp posts on Larrabee 
street from Oak street to Hobbie street. 

Aid. Bengley presentsd a resolution in relation 
to the Improvement ot Oak street, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, 
and they are hereby, requested to report to this 
Council at their earliest convenience, an ordinance 
in accordance with the petition now before them 
for improvement? on Oak street, from Wells street 
to Larrabee street. 

Petition ot Fred Hultich for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was, on motion of Aid. McOauley, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Geo McLean for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was, on motion of Aid. Daggy, 
Granted. 

Petition of J. Freigast for a free intelligence 
office license, was, on motion of Aid, Schintz, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of John Gallaher for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was, on motion of Aid. Donnellan, 
Referred to Mayor, with power to act. 

Petition of Henry F. Billings for^release from j 
a bail bond, was, on motion of Aid. nolden, ; 
Referred to Committee on Finance. ; 

Petition of William Helmann for permission to 1 
cut ice in the North Branch, was, on motion of Aid. ] 
Robinson, 

Referred to the Comptroller, with power to act. 

Aid. Robinson presented a resolution in relation 
to sidewalk on Southwestern avenue, and moved 
its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be 
and they are hereby, requested to report to thli 
Council, at their earliest convenience, a'proper ordi 
nance for sidewalks on both sides of Southwesteri 
avenue, from Madison street to Forney street. 

Aid. Carney presented a resolution for lamj 
posts on Kingsbury street, and moved its adoption 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved^ That the Board of Public Works be, 
and they are hereby, requested to report an ordi 
nance for lamp posts on Kingsbury street, from Kin- 
zie street to Chicago avenue. 

Petition of citizens for repeal of an ordinance foi 
opening an alley 16 feet wide, running north and 
south through block 18, Duncan's Addition to Chi- 
cago, was, on motion of Aid. Holden, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 



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Remonstrance of property owners against the 
proposed widening of Quincy street, wae, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Dixon, 

Referred to Board of Pablic Works. 

Petition of William Schott for permission to sell 
horses on South Maiket street, was, on motion of 
Aid. Dixon, 

iieferred to Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Hahu presented a resolution in relation to 
members of the Council leaving their seats during 
the session."! of the Council, which, on motion of 
Aid Bengley, was 

Laid on the table. 

Petition of C. F. Class for an allowance of $29 for 
medicines furnished R. '*). Cooie, deceased, late in 
the employ ot the Board of Public Works, was, on 
monouofAld Calkins, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Calvin D' Wolf and others for a sewer 
in ViQceanes avenue, Wahpanseh avenue, and 
Langley street, was, on motion of Aid. D^iggy, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Daggy presented a communication covering 
a resolution instructing the Committee on Judi- 
ciary and the Counsel to the Corporation lo pre- 
pare ana report to the Council the draft of an act 
to be presented to the General Assembly of this 
State, embracing the following provisions : 

1. To change the name of the Common Council 
to that of The Board of Aldermen,'' the organi- 
zation to remain the same as it now is in all other 
respects. 

3. To provide for the organization of another 
body similar to that of the Board of Aldermen, to 
be composed of four members from each ward of 
ihe ciiy— two to be elected from each ward annually 
after the first election— to be designated The 
Board of Council," with authority to elect its own 
presiding oflicei. Assistant City Clerk, and such 
other officers as may be necessary to perfect the 
organization. The first election for members of 
the Board of Council to be held at the annual elec- 
tion in the year 187i. 

3. To provide that both Boards shall meet in regu- 
lar session, on every Monday, at such hour as they 
may agree upon by joint resolution. 

4. To provide that all ordinances shall be passed 
by both Boards before being submitted to the Mayor 
for his approval or disapproval : and that all resolu- 
tions of 'a general nature, particularly such as 
authorize the disbursement or expenditure of city 
funds, shall have the sanction of a majority of both 
Boards, and the approval of the Mayor, before go- 
ing into effect. 

5. To provide that the offices of Commissioners 
of Police and Public Works shall terminate and be 
abolished from and after the second Monday m De- 
cember, 1871. 

6. To provide that the Board of Aldermen and the 
Board of Council, in joint session, shall, on the first 
Monday in Dtcember, 1871, and annually thereafter, 
elect, by ballot, three of their number (one from 
each Division of th ; city), who, together with the 
Mayor, shall constitute a general Board of Super- 
vision for one year, and shall have the same control 
over all matters pertaining to the Police, Public 
Works, Fire, Water and Health Departments of the 
city as the Board of Police and Board of Public 
Works are now authorized to exerciee under exist- 
ing laws. 

7. To provide that the three members of the 
general Board of Supervision, so elected as afore- 
said, shall be allowed and paid such compensation 
as may be fixed by the two Boards, not to exceed 
ten dollars per day, for each and every day they are 
actually engaged in discharging the duties hereby 
imposed upon them. 

8. To provide that the Mayor be authorized to 
nominate and appoint, witn the advice and con- 
sent of the Board of Aldermen, all subordinate of- 
fi.cers necessary to transact the business now con- 



ducted by the Boards of Police and Public Works, 
and hereby transferred to the general Board of 
Supervision. 

9. To provide that the City Comptroller shall be 
elected by the people at the annual election when 
the Mayor Is elected, and require him to give 
boiids, with approved security, to the satisfaction 
of the Kourd of Aldermen, in such sum as that 
body may require. 

10. To provide that the President of the Board of 
Aldermen, in the absence of the Mayor, or inability 
of the May or to act, shall be acting Mayor ; ana in 
case borh the Mayor and Presideni, of the Board of 
Aldermen are absent or unable to act, then the 
President of the Board of Council shall be acting 
Mayor. 

11. To provide the necessary penalties for neglect 
of duty of the general Board of supervision, and 
also provide for the removal of one or more for suf- 
ficient cause, and to fill vacancies, from all causes. 

12. To provide that any person or persons who 
shall survey or sub-divioe any lands Into city or 
town lots, as an adaition or enlargement to the 
City of Chicago, or any of its suburbs, and shall 
record the same, without laying off and 
donating to the use of the public the 
necessary streets and alleys, in conformity 
with the streets and alleys of prior sub-di- 
visions and adaitions, if extended, shall be guilty 
of public Jraud, and subject to a heavy fine and im- 
prisonment, if convicted before any court ot com- 
petent jurisdiction. 

13. To make such further changes and to repeal 
so much of the present City Char er and acts 
amendatory thereto, as may be deemed necessary 
to carry into effect the propositions herein con- 
tained. 

Ald.Calkins moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary. 
The motion prevailed. 

Petition of property owners in block 45, S. E. ^ 
Sec. 21, T. 39 N. R. 14 E. to repeal ordinance and 
annul assessment for filling and planking the 
alley in said block, was, on motion of Aid. Tracey, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

Communication from A. C. Hesing, President of 
the Illinois Staatz Zeitung Company, asking that 
the Illinois Staatz ZeHnng be declared to be the 
German paper for the publication of the official pro- 
ceedings of the city^of Chicago, &c., was, on motion 
of Aid. Batterman,' 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Board of Police Commissioners presented a 
communication in relation to the extension of the 
fire limits, which, on motion of Aid. Robinson, 
was 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 
Also, 

A communication asking for authority to take 
possession of the oldengine-house.jcorner of Frank- 
lin and Washington streets, to be used as a house 
for the Fire Escape and Hose Elevator, which, on 
motion of Aid. Dixon, was 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

Also, 

A communication covering the drafc of an ordi- 
nance prohioiting the sale of liquor to minors, 
which, on motion of Aid. Schintz, was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

The Board of Health presented a report on the 
draft of an ordinance regulating the use of chloro- 
form, and recommended certain amendments. 

Aid. Schintz moved to refer all the papers con- 
nected therewith to the Committee on Police. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Public Works presented the follow- 
ing reports and ordinances : 



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Report and ordinance providing for the vacation 
of all tbe alleys in block six (6) in Ashland's Addi- 
tioi.' to Chicago. 

KeDort and ordinance providing for t^e vacation 
of all the alleys in block 11, Ashland's AdQillon to 
Chicjjgo. 

Report and ordinance providing for the vacation 
of a street north of and adjuing lots 23, 24, 25 and 
28 in L)e Stabele's subdivision of lot 9 and the north 
part of lot 1 of OgfteD''8 subdivision of E. J4 of N. 
E. H of Sec. 24, T. 39 N. R. 13 E. 

All of which were refered to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

Also, 

Report and ordinance for the opening or exten- 
sion of McGiashen street into Archer avenue, of the 
same v^^idth and on a line with that part of said Mc- 
Glathen street, north of the above opening or ex- 
tension. 

Report and ordinance for curbing and repaving 
Clark street, from the Chicago river to the south 
line of Van Buren street. 

Report, and ordinance for curbing, filling, grading 
and paving Twenty-first street, from State street to 
Michisan avenue 

Report and ordinance for curbing, filling and 
planfeii3g the 18 foot alley running east ana west 
through block 95, School Section Addition to Chi- 
cago. 

All of which were referred to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, South Division. 

Also, 

Report and ordinance for curbinsr, grading and 
paving Carl street, from North La Salle street to 
North Welle street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division. 

Also, 

Report and ordinance for nine lamp posts on 
Thira avenue, from Twelfth street to Fourteenth 
street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Also. 

Report and ordinance providing for the payment 
of t he soecial taxes and asses^meuts as have beeu 
levied upon ihe property oelonging to the City of 
Chicaso during the \ear 1869, which was 

Referred to Uommittee on Finance. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of the Select Committee on the revision of 
the rules and ordt- r of business, laid over and pub- 
lished Jan. 3, 1870, 

Aid. WoMdard moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the rules as amended by the Comcuittee. 

Aid. Diiggy demanded tbe ayes and noes, and the 
motion urevaiied by the following vor« : 

Som-^rs. Donnellan, Dixon, Habn, Mont- 
gomery, Caikiui^. McAvuy. Daggy. Whitaker, 
HeeLan, Tracey, Bickey. Bittermm, W. S. Powell. 
George Powell. eolden.Wilce,Wal,-<h. Woodard, Mc- 
f^otrer, Robin.-on, CHmphell, Gill, Shell, Mc- 
Gi-aih. Schmidt. Tyler. Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Hertii)?, JMcOau'ey, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. Presi- 
denr— 35. 

iV^e.s- -Cox— 1. 

The loHowing are the rules as adopted : 

MEETINGS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

Ru^E 1. Regular meetings of the Common Coun- 
cil t»hall be held on every Monday evening at 7Vi 
o'clock, unless oiherw'se ordered at a r' gular meet- 
ing. Sp' Ciai meetings may be held at any time, on 
call of the Mayor, or any two or more Aldermen ; 
such call shall be in writing, duly signed, and shall 
be presented to the >'lerk, who shall proceed im- 
mediately to prep>ire notices of the same, and shall 
cause them to be served onih^. members of the 
Council, in the usual manner ; sur.h notices shall 
describe, in brief, the nature or objects of the call 



At every special meeting, the call for such meet- 
ing shall be read, and afterward filed by the Clerk ; 
and no business, other than that proposed by the 
call, shall be in order at such meeting, 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

Rule 2, At the hour appointed for the meeting, 
the Clerk (or some one appointed to supply his 
absence), shall proceed to call the roll of members, 
marking the absentees, and announce whether a 
quorum (i. e., a majority of all the members elected) 
he present. Upon the appearance of a quorum, 
the Council shall be called to order, the presiding 
officer taking the chair, if present, and the Council 
appointing a temporary Chairman if he should be 
absent. If a quorum do not aopear, the Council 
shall not therepy stand adjourned, unless by a vote 
of the members present. When a quorum is pres 
ent, the Council shall proceed to the business be- 
fore them, which shall be conducted in the order 
following : 

1. The reading of the minutes of the proceedings 
of the last meeting or meetings ; amendment and 
approval of the same, unless dispensed with by the 
Council. 

2. The presentation of petitions. 

3. Reports of city officers. 

4. Engrossed ordinances, orders, and resolutions . 

5. Unfinished business of preceding meetings. 

6. Reports of standing committees. 

7. Reports of select committees. 

8. Communications. 

9. Miscellaneous business. 

Rule 3. All questions relating to the priority of 
business shall be decided without debate. 

DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF THE PRESIDENT. 

Rule 4. The Presiding Officer shall preserve or- 
der and decorum, and shall decide all questions of 
order, subject to an appeal to the Common Council. 

Rule 5. While the Presiding Officer is putting 
the question no member shall walk across or out of 
the Council room 

Rule 6. Every member, previous to his speak 
iny, shall rise from his seat, and address himself to 
the Presiding Officer, and say, Mr. President ; 
but shall not proceed with his remarks until recog- 
nized and named by the Chair. 

Rule 7. Wnen two or more members rise at 
once, the Presiding Officer shall name the member 
who is first to speak. 

DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERS. 

Rule 8. When a member wishes to present a 
communication, petition, order, resolution, or 
other original matter, he shall ric<e in his place, and 
briefly state its nature before presenting the same. 

Rule 9. No member snail speak more than 
twice upon the same subject without leave of the 
Common Council, nor more than once, in any case, 
until every member choosing to speak shall have 
tpoken. 

Rule 10. A member called to order by the Chair 
shall immediately sit down, unless permitted to ex- 
plain. If there De nu appeal, the decisioa of the 
Chair shall he conclusive ; hut if the member appeal 
from the decision of the Chair, the Common Coun- 
cil shall decide on the case, without debate. 

Rule 11. While a member is speaking, no mem- 
ber shall hold any private discourse, nor pass be- 
tween the speaker and the Chair, 

Rule 12. Every member who shall be present 
when a question is stated from the Chair, shall vote 
thereon, unless excused by the Common Council, 
or unless he be directly interested in the question, 
in which case he shall not vote. 

Rule 13. No member shall be allowed to leave 
the Council while in session, unless excused ; and 



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for attempting to do go; or for persistent violation 
of any otner rule of order, may be restrained, ar- 
rested, or otherwise dealt with, as the President or 
Council may direct. 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Rule 14. No motion t»hall be put or debated un- 
ilessl^be seconded. When a motion is seconded, 

it shall be stated by the Presiding Otiicer before 
'debate ; and every such motion shall be reduced to 

writing, if required by a member. 

Rule 15. After a motion or resolution is stated 
by tb.e Presiding Officer it. shall be deemed to be in 
po^session of tJtie Common council : but may be 
w ithdrawn at any time before decision or amend- 
ment, by consent of the Common Council. 

Rule 16. If the question in debate contain 
several distinct propositions, any member may 
have the same divided, when the sense admits.of it. 

Rule 17. In all cases where a resolution or mo- 
tion is entered on the minuces of the Common 
Council, the name of the member moving the same 
shall be entered also. 

TAKING AND ENTERING VOTE. 

Rule 18. If any member require it, the ayes and 
noes upon any Question shall be taken and entered 
on The minutes J but the ayes and noes shall not be 
taken, nnlwss called for previous to any vote on the 
question. 

PRECEDENCE OF QUESTIONS. 

Rule 19. When a blank is to be filled, and difier- 
enr sums or times are proposed, the question shall 
be taken first on the largest sum or the longest 
time. 

Rule 20. When a question is under debate, the 
only motions in order shall be :— 1, to adjourn ; 2, 
the previous question ; 3, to lay on the table ; 4, 
to postpone indefinitely ; 5, to adjourn to a certain 
day ; 6, to refer ; 7, to amend ; », to substitute ; 
and such motions irhall have precedence in|ihe or- 
der herein arranged— the first three to be decided 
without debate. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Rule 21. A motion to adjourn the Common 
Council shall always be in order, except :— 1, when 
a member is in possession of the floor ; 2, while 
the ayes and noes are being Cdlled ; 3, when the 
imembers are voting; 4. when adjournment was 
ithe last preceding mo ion, or 5, v/hen it has been 
decided that the previous question shall be taken. 

Rule 22. A motion to adjourn, simply, cannot 
be am»^nded ; but a motion to adjourn to a time 
given may be, and is open to debate. 

Rule 23. The Common Council, between the 
'first Monday in July and the first Monday m Sep- 
tember, may adjourn over one or more regular 
imeetiugs, on a vote of two thirds of all the Alder- 
men authorized by Uw to be elected. 

PREVIOUS QUESTION. 

Rule 24. When the previous question is moved 
and seconded, it shall be put in tbis form : Shall 
the main question now be put?" If ihis is carried, 
all further amendments and all further motions and 
debates shall be excluded, and the question be put 
without delay. 

TO LAY ON THE TABLE. 

Rule 25. A motion to lay a question on the 
table, simply, is not debatable ; but a motion to lay 
on the table and publish, or any other condition, is 
subject to amendment and debate. 



INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT. 

Rule 26. When a motion is postponed indefin- 
itely, it shall not be taken up again during the 
same meeting. 

TO REFER. 

Rule 27. A motion to refer to a Standinq Com- 
mittee shall Take precedence of a similar motion for 
a Special Committee, 

TO AMEND. 

Rule 28. A motion to amend an amendment 
shall be in order, but to amend an amendment to 
an amendment shall not be entertained. 

Rule 29. An amendment modifying the inten- 
tion of a motion shall be in order ; but an amend- 
ment relating to a diff"erent subject shall not be in 
order. 

Role 30. On an amendment to " strike out and 
insert.'" The paragraph to be amended shall first be 
read as it stands, then the words proposed to be 
struck out, and those to be inserted, and, finally, 
the paragraph as it w^ould stand if so amended. 

TO SUBSTITUTE. 

Rule 31. A substitute for any original proposi- 
tion in debate, may be entertained when further 
amendment is not admissible ; and if accepted by 
the mover of such original proposition, or by vote 
of the Council, it shall entirely suoersede such 
original proposition, and cut off all amendments 
appertaining thereto. 

RECONSIDERATION. 

Rule 32. A question may be reconsidered at any 
time daring the same meeting, or at the first regu- 
lar meeting held thereafter. A motion for recon- 
sideration being once made, and decided in the 
negative, shall not be renewed before the next 
meeting. 

Rule 33. A motion to reconsider must be made 
and seconded by members who voted in the ma- 
jority, unless required by the charter. 

RuEE 34. No question shall be reconsidered more 
than once, nor shall a vote to reconsider be recon- 
sidered. 

PRBCEDaNCE OF BUSINESS. 

Rule 35. The Council shall at all regular meet- 
ings resume business at the same order (m which it 
was engaged immediately preceding the last ad- 
journment, with the exception of rending and ap- 
proving the minutes of the preceding meetings, 
which shall always be first in order. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

RUL-R36. The standing committees of the Com- 
mon Council shall be appointed by the Presiding 
Officer annually, on entering upon the duties of 
his office : and the first person named on the Com- 
mittee shall be Chairman thereof. 

The following shall be the standinq committees^: 

1. On Finance. 

2. On Railroads. 

3. On Judiciary. 

4. On Fire and Water. 

5. On Schools. 

•j. On Streets and Alleys, South Division. 

7. On Streets and Alleys, North Division. 

8. On Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

9. On Wharves and Public Grounds. 

10. On Wh^^rdng Privileges. 

11. On Local Assessments. 
1-2. On Bridewell. 

13. On Police. 
14 On Licenses. 

15. On Gas Lights. 

16. On Harbor and Bridges. 



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17. On Printing. 

18. Od MMrkela. 

19. On Public Buildings. 

20. On Oounty Ri-ilations. 

Rule 37. The Standing Committees of the Com- 
mon Council phall consist of th'-ee members each, 
except i,he several Committees on Streets and 
Alleys, which ir-hn.ll >^e composed, eacb. of as many 
Aldermen as tbere are wards in the division repre- 
sented ; and except also, the Committee on 
Wbartin:^ Privileges, which shall consist of five 
members. 

SELECT COMMITTEE. 

Rule 3R. All select committef s shall consist of 
three members each, unless some other number be 
sptcihed; and the first person named hhall be 
Chairmin. 

KuLB 39. On the acceptance of a final report 
from a select committee, the said cojoimittee shall 
be considered discharged without a vote, unless 
otherwise ordered. 



JURISDICTION OF COMMITTEES. 

Rule 40. All matters relating exclusively to 
the streets and. alleys in any division of the city, 
ghall be referred to the Committee of that division. 
And In all iustances where individual wards only 
are interested, the papers referred shall be directed 
to the member whose ward is concerned — a.nd he 
shall be considered Chairman in such cases. 



KEPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 

Rule 4i. Standing and Select Committees, to 
whom references are made, shall in ail cases re- 
port, in writing, the siate of facts, with their 
opinions thereon. 

Rule 42. All reports of Committees shall be 
addressed To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
city of Chicago, m Common Council assembled." 
They shall briefly describe the matter referred, and 
the conclusion to which the Committee has ar- 
rived ; which conclusion shall be summed up in 
the form of an ordinance, order, resolution, 
lecommendation, or some other distinct proposi- 
tion. 

RESPECTING MATTERS REFERRED. 

Rule 43. Any petition or other proper matter of 
reference may be referred by the Clerk to an appro- 
priate committee, or officer of the corooration, 
when the Council is Tjot in session: Provided, 
such reference shall be reported to the Common 
Council at its next regular meeting, ouch refer- 
ences may also be made by the Clerk during the 
set-sion of the Council without reading, unless ob- 
jected to, or the reading be callea for by a member. 

No matter, so referred, shall "be acted on by the 
Common Council, until the Council proceedings 
containinar such reference shall have been previ- 
ously published. 

GENERAL PROVISION. 

Rule 44. Every petition or proposition requir- 
ing, directly or ' indirectly, an exoenditure of 
money, shall, before it is votea upon by the Common 
Council, be referred to the City Comptroller, who 
shall, at the next regular meeting of the Council, 
report all the facts within his knowledge concern- 
ing It, and -v-hether there is money in the Treasury 
to meet buch expenditure : Provided, that when 
1 he expenditure is to be met by the issue or sale of 
bonds, such reference shall not be required. 

Rule 45. No order or resolution, involving, di- 
rectly or indirectly, the expenditure of money from 
the City Treasury, and no ordinance (except such 
ordinance* a< are sent to the CoudciI by the Board 
of Public Work-=, relating to public improvements, 
to be paid for ty specisl assessments), shall be 
finally pa-sed bv the Common Council, until the 
same shall have been referred to the City ClerK for 
engrossment, and engrossed, and then onlv finally 
acted upon at a subiequent meetiiig: Provided, 



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That the engrossment of any such or- 
der, ordinance, or reeolution may be dispensed 
with at any time, if so ordered by a vote of three 
fourths of all the Aldermen authorized by law to be 
elected, such vote to be taken by ayes and noes, 
and entered upon the records of tne Common 
Council. 

SUSPENSION, ETC., OF RULES. 

Rule 46. These rules may be temporarily sus- 
pended by consent of iv^o thirds of all the members 
present ; but shall not he repealed, altered, or 
amended, unless by concurrence oi two thirds of all 
the Aldermen electea. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the Clerk be instructed 
to have a sufficient number of copies of the rules 
printed for the use of city oflacers. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the Clerk be instruct- 
ed to insert the list of standing committees and 
the list of Aldermen and their residences. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds on the communication of the West Chi- 
cago Park Commissioners, in relation to city land, 
laid over and published Jan. 3, 1870. 

Aid. Campbell moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Schmidt demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
McA.voy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, W. 8. 
Powell, Wilce, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
McGrath, Schintz, Carney, Kehoe, Mr. President— 
20. 

iVbes— Montgomery, Calkins, Daggy, Batterman, 
George Powell, Walsh, Woodard, Gill, Sheil, 
Schmidt, Tyler, Bengley, Herting, McCauley, De- 
vine— 15. 

Aid. Holden excused. 

Aid. McCauley moved to refer the report to a 
special committee of six, two from each division 
of the city. 

Aid. Schmidt demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cos., Somers, Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
Montgomery, McAvoy, Daggy, Heenan, Tracey, 
Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Fowell, George Powell, 
fiolden, Wilce, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter. Rob- 
inson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, McGrath, Schmidt. Ty- 
ler,. Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine. Mr. President— 34. 

iV^oe^— Calkins, Whitaker— 2. 

The Presiding Officer appointed as such Commit- 
tee Aid. McCaaiey, Schintz, Whitaker, Hahn, 
Campbell and McGrath. 

Report of Committee on Finance on petition of 
P. Leahy, for compensation for loss of a horse, 
laid over and published Jan. 3, 1870. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Batterman demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cos., Somt-rs, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Call-ins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan. Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden. Wilce, Woodard, McCot- 
ter, Robinson. Campbell, Gill, Sheil, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Tyler, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting. 
McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 35. 

Noes—W&l^h—l. 

Report of Committee on Finance on the petition 
of the Hebrew Relief Association, for rebatement 
of taxes, laid over and published Jan. 3, lb70. 

Aid. Schin'z moved to recommit the report to 
the Committee on Finance, with instructions to 
confer with the Corporation Coun-sel as to whether 
the city should reiund the amonnt paid for redemp- 
tion Certificates. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on draft of an 
ordinance regulating loads and speed through 
Washington street tunnel, laid over and published 
Jan. 3, 1S70. 



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Aid. Schintz moved to concur in the report and 
refer the ordinance to the Clerk for engrossment. 
The motion prevailefl. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
Bouth Division, in relation to openin": Dearoorn 
street, laid over and published Jan. 3, IbTu. 

Aid. Cos moved that the report be referred to 
the Board of Public Works. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
FINANCE. 

Aid. Mca.voy, of the Committee on Finance, to 
whom had been referred a report and ordinance for 
issuing roi) River Improvement bonds, submitted a 
report recommendiD": the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Hold en moved to concur m the report and 
refer the ordinance to the CierK for engrossment. 

The motion prt^vailed. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom was referred a 
report authorizing the Board of Pubjic Works to 
pay §30,000 of reserved percentage to Fox, Howard 
& Walker, submirted a report recommending the 
passage of the order. 

Aid. Hahn moved to waive the engrossment of 
the order, and demauded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
Montgon-ery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggv, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce. Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter. Robinson, Caatpbell, Gill, Shell, Mc- 
Gratb, Schmidt, Tyler, Schintz, Ben^ley. Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
—86. 

jyoe.<i— None. 

Aid. Hahn moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order, and on this motion demanded the 
ayes and noes. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 



Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, 
Shell, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Scliintz, Bengley, 
Carney, Heriing, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President— 3fi. 
A^bfS— None. 

The following is the order as piseed : 
Order authorizing Board of Public Works to pay 
contractors on sections 1—13 Illinois and Michigan 
('anal a portion ot the percentage reserved for work 
done. 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works are 
hereby authorized to pay to Messrs. Fox, Howard 
& Walker, contractors for sections 1—13 of ihe Illi- 
nois and Michigan canal, the sum of thirry thous- 
and dollais ($3(1000) from the percentage reserved 
on account of work done. Provided that said con- 
tractors atid their bondsmen thall first guarantee 
the city of Chicago that such payment shall not in 
any way impair ihe present obligations of said 
bondsmen, or of said contractors, or in any way im- 
pair the lien held by the city on the machinery em- 
ployed on the said sections. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Whitaker moved that the Council ao now 
adjourn. 

Aid. Hahn demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the loliowing vote : 

Ayes— Dixon, Montgomery, Dairgy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, '■aT'. S. Powell, George Poweli, 
Walsh, Robinson, Gill, McGrath, Srhmidt, Tyler, 
Schinrz. Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 23. 

Noes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Calkins, 
McAvoy. Hickey, Batter ouan, Hoiden, Wilce, 
Woodard, McCotter. Campbell, Shell— 14. 

So the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Fresent— Aldermen Cox, Somerg, Donnellan, 
Dixon, Hrthn, MoiiSiromery, Calkins, McAvoy, 
Daggy. whitaker, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman. Hil- 
dreth,W. S. Powell. George fowell, Holden. Wilce, 
Rassell, Wal?h. Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, 
Camohell. Sheil, Buehler, McQrath, Tyler, 
Schintz. Bengley, Carney, McCauley, Kehoe, De- 
vme, and Mr. jPresident. 

Absent— AlderrnQn Heenan, Gill, Sclimidt, Ber- 
ger, Herting. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Bengley moved that the miButes of the 
meeting held Jan. 17,1870. be so amended on page 46 
as to read rejjort and ordinance for the erection of 
lamp posts on Bremer street, instead of report and 
ordinance for the erection of lamp posts on .Larra- 
hee street. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the minutes as 
amended he app oved without reading. 
The motion prevailed. 

APPOINTMENTS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, presented the following 
communication : 

Mator's Office, Chicago, Jan. 24, j870. 
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common Coua- 

cil: 

I hereby submit the following nominations, sub- 
ject to your approval : 

FOR WARD CONSTABLE. 

First Ward, A. Moynehan. 
Second Ward. Patrick H. Dwyer. 

Very respectfully submitted, 

R. B. Mason, 
Mayor. 

Ald.Donnellan moved that the nominations be 
confirmed. 
The motion nrevailed- 

Aid Hann moved that the nomination of Saville 
Stort, for Special Constable, laid on the table Jan. 
8, 1810, be taken from the table and confi'-med. 

The motion prevailed, and the nomination was 
confirmed. 

The Couiicil then proceeded to the consideration 
of business' where left off at the last adjournment. 



FINANCE. 

Aid. McAvoy. of the Committee on Finance, to 

whom had been referred the resolution offered by 
Aid. Dixon, <or furnithing de^ks for tbe Council, 
submitted a report recommending that the resolu- 
tioD be laid over for the present. 

Aid. Hahn moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom bad been rerom- 

mitted a report on the petition ot The Hebrew Re- 
lief Association tor rebatement of taxes on the 
Jewiijh Hospital, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that 1 hey be allowed $71 96. 

Aid Schintz moved thai the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago 

in Common Council aspem'^ied : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred tbe petition of the United Hebrew Relief As- 
sociation, asking the refunding of the general and 
special taxes ast^et^sed on their property for the 
year 1867, and sold March 20, ]8(i8, having had the 
same under advisement", beg leave to report that 
upon examination we find that their property, by 
their charter, approved Feb. 25,1867, exempts their 
property ftomall taxation 

On the 2uth of March, 1863, we find sales as fol- 
lows : 

For general taxes of 1867 $45.60 

Lampposts 17 44 

Special assessment for paving Clark street.. 55.60 
In their periiion we find they paid for re- 
demption of the general taxes 26.80 



$145.10 

We recommend that tbe general taxes ard re- 
demption of the same be refunded, amounting in 
the whole to teventy one 96-100 dollarr (|;7l 96-1(0), 
and that the special asse'smenis claimed be dis- 
allowed, amounting to $73.L4, 

Jan. 24, 1870. J. H. McAvoT, 

THOS. WlIiOB, 

Committee. 



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Also, 

Aid. TVTcAvoy.of thfl same nnmmittee.to whom had 
been reft-rrcd a recommendation from rhe Pm^jnce 
Committee in rclatinn to the i?iUe of honris. sub- 
miT^^a rt rer)ort reromtnending the pasdage'of an 
accom[)'inying order. 

Aid. S^.hio'z moved thit the report be laid over 
and published. 

The moriiin prevailed. 

The following Is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor an<a Aldermen ofthe city of Chicago, 
in Common Council assi-mbled. 
Your Coramir.tee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred the wirnin order. hnvioiJ' h'ld the same un- 
der ad viseraeri'-, would rcfomraend the pa^sfigp of 
the PMme, fixing the minimum pi ice of said bonds 
at ninety cents on the doHir. 

J. rt. McAvoy, 
Thos. Wjl e, 
John Herting. 

Committee. 

The following is the order : 

Ordered^ Thnt the (^i'y Comptroller he, and he is 
herr by. authorized and directMri to sell, with the 
eancnon of the \T>».vor and Piofince Committee, 
each in amount of water. sewerM^e ^nd river im- 
provement honas, as rhall he re-qnired to meet the 
exoend it ire-» n"C^;^*ary to b^^ m'lde from tn^" pro- 
cert'^sof said bonrl.a. at su'di rate heiow the pfir 
vilne of^^ain hon-l- a< thev sh ill in their judijment 
deem for r,he best, intere^Ts of the city, provided, 
neverthol^-ss. Thut none of s^iid tionds shall be sold 
at less Chan ninety cents on the dollar. 

Also, 

OF same Committee, to whom had been raferred 
the report oF rhe Citv Oompr.rol le r on the ne'ition 
Ot G >r liner ifc > , for 1e ish of lor convM- of Wa^-h- 
jntr'on and Fr.mUlin streets, su'imitted a report 
recommendiniT thMt th^^ Homotrolier ne instruciea 
to art vr rti-ie rti/ain for bids for-nid oropertv. 

Aid. D xon moved that the report be laid over 
and pui'>Mshed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To the M:\yor and Aldermen ofthe city of Chicago 

in (Common Council M«;.;Hmbled : 

Your I Committee on Pin tnce. to whom w>is re- 
ferro'l the report ofthe OomutroHer on petition of 
Gird ner (fe 'Jo. and others, in reference to InHsinar 
lot on northeast -"ornerof Wt-ihinsrron and Prnnklin 
streets, h tvtnsr had the vjiiuh un'ier Mdvir-ement, 
beg leave to n-porr. that since the reference ot the 
above report to your rommittHe. thnjo hsive otht-r 
panii^s b^eu before! them askinyr the privilege of 
makin? bid- lor ihe .same, and oll'erinir hi<rher rates 
than iho-ie heretoTore rrcei ved b\ the Comptroller; 
and inasmuch as the hi-is have been previovi>ly 
opened to allow ot her nartie-* to rome in and in- 
crease thr-ir bid-!, yonr comm ttoe would recom- 
mend that the ' 'ompt roller be instructed to advt-r- 
tir-e ' he iihov(! lor, editorially for bids, and report 
them to iht! (Joancil as soon as practicable. 

Jan. 17, 1870. 

J. H MoAvoT, 

Tho-. WiLCt*-. 

John llEKTrNO. 
Committee. 

Also, 

or same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of V. s. Johnston for damiires on ac- 
count or land taken (or opening Pratt street, sub- 
mitted a report, stannsj that the damaires to the 
land were C( iisiderea equal to the benefits derived 
from the improvement, and " we therefore report 
adversely to tiie payiueni of said claim." 

Aid. McAvoy moved to concurin the report. 

The molion prevailed. ^ 



Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred a 
reportand ordinance p'ovidiutr for the piym^ntof 
the special taxes levied on property rveloniiing to 
the cir.y of Chicago aurin^r the year 1869. submitted 
a report recommending the passage of the ordin- 
ance. 

A Id Woodard moved to concur in the report, and 
refer the ordinance to the Clerk for engrossment. 
The motion prevailed. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid Schintz. of the Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred the claim of D. C Clements & 
Co. for damages to Dock No. 2-2, River street, sub- 
mitted a r^-port recoirimendintr that the claim be 
referred to the Comcpittee on Finance and Corpora- 
tion Counsel. 

Aid Schintz moved to concur in the report. 

The motion pievailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
a resolution in relation to damai^es caused h> rals- 
iug j/rade (if sire-e's, (fee., submit ted a report recom- 
mendine that rhe resolution he adopted. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be laid over 
and pn bli- hnd. 

The motioL prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To Ihe Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 
in Common < Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Judicinry, to whom wa« re- 
ferred the annexed resoluiiOQ of A Id. McCauley, 
having had the same under advi^emen . br-g le.ive 
to report th-it ihey do notseeany i rn propriety in 
the passage of ihe same, but on the comrary a possi- 
ble benefit to the city, and do iherelore recommend 
that the same b« adopted. 
All of which id respectfully submitted. 

TheoD' KE Schintz, 
J. L. CJampreliu, 
J. H. McAVOY, 
Committee on Judiciary. 

January 17, 1870. 

The oilowing is the resolution : 

\;^ HEKEA'', sircTiuous efforts are beinfi' made by 
certain paitiesto have otdit ances and resolunons 
passed tiy this Council, allowing and confii ming 
claims fi r damaijes r-aid to be sustained in ronse- 
quence of the grades of certain siieets being 
chan<.'od and viaducts *^uilt ; and, 

Whkreas, Ir, has been decided by the various 
Courts lint such damage claims cannot be sns- 
rained in any action at law against the riiy, ihe 
coiporate auihoiiiies havitiij lu'l and undeniable 
rii^ht to alter and change ihe grades of ihe streets, 
TO promote the general good of the people of ihe 
city : and. 

WuEKBAS, The Board of Public Works have uni- 
formiN reported agniust the allowing of ?uch cia'ms. 
he'ieving the benefits and damages generally to be 
eQn;il : iherefore, belt 

Resolved, Thar, this Council will not entertain nor 
take into consideration any such claims for dam- 
age-* so su<tain>-d, and for which the city cannot be 
letrally holden, believing the passage of any such 
Claims, however small, to de a dangerous pre( edent 
to esTHhiitb, as it will oppn ihe door tor a large 
number oi huch illetral claims, a' d be made a pre- 
text, for taking from the <'ity Trea-ury thousands 
of dollars to satisfy the demands of parties who 
know they cannot collect such claims by legal pro- 
cess. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom bad been re- 
ferred a petition for change in the orninance reyu- 
laring Porters and Runoers, submitted a report 
recommendig " that the same i^e referred to the 
Board ui Police Commisslouers, with the request lo 



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Inquire Into the matters therein charged, and re- 
port iheir recnruniendaiiun oa i de !>ame." 

Alfl. McGrath moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevuiied. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
aresolurion ir) relatiou to lees received by cu.y offi- 
cer:", siiliuaitied a report recommenaiug the adop- 
tion of 1 he re^oluiion. ' 

•^Id. KeKioe moved that the report belaid over 
ana piibii?hed. 

Ttic motion prevailed. 

The following is ihe report ; 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To the \layor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 

in Common > .ouncil assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was re- 
ferred the annexed resolutions of Aid. McCauley, 
having had ihe same under advisement, bfg lenve 
to report I h ir. they d ^ not know of any dry officer 
having refused, it rt'qaired by this(;oUucil to make 
rep >ris of their acts and doings a-j iu ihe preamble 
totaid lesolutions is speciticaliy charged; other- 
wise your Committee recommend the passage of 
the same. All of which is respe^-ifully submitted. 

Theodore Schintz, 
J. L Campbelo, 
J. H M0A.V..Y, 

Jan. 17, 1870. Committee on Judiciary. 

The following are the resoiuiious: 

Whereas. The pe^ pie of the city are nt the 
present ime laburiuK uiidtr jjrievous burdens 
arising from depre-sion iu business and heavy 
taxes levied to dt-tray the expen-es and carry on the 
General Government, State and city goveruments ; 
and, 

WaEREAS, There is a universal demmd on the 
pirr, of the people for economy in our public 
■ affiirs and to arrest every species of extravagance ; 
arid, 

Whereas, There are many offices in this city 
wtiicli have been createa from lime to time by 

! ordinances unoer amen*^ ments to the city charter, 
wni' h empower tho-e holdiny: said offices to exer- 
cise ibeir powers upon the people, and to receive 

1 for their services fees, perquisites, and emolu- 
ments : and, 

WuERE-s. Many of said officers are ex^rcisin? 
their fiiiiciions emirely iudepenfi.enn of this Coun- 
cil or the Ciiy Government, and, even if required, 
ao not mike rt^ports of their acts and doints ; and. 
Whereas. Ii is coramooty reported, and uni- 
versally rie.ic-vr-d, in this community, that many of 
these offices yield their occupants large sums of 
mo'it-y in the shfipe of fees and perquisites ; and, 

Whkreas, We btlieve ir, to be the wi.-h of the 
people of this city, as evidenced by the res-uUs «)f 
toe a'e elec ioL. that all public officers should be 
pain fair and reasonable compen-aiion for the r ser- 
vices in the rhape of sniarie:-, and the hnlance over 
and above such salaries should be paid into tne 
City Trensnry, for the use and benefit of the peo- 
ple : I here fore. 

Resolved, That we are in favor of inpfifuting 
thorough reforms in all departments of the city 
goverumenr, wherever and whenever it shall be 
shown >-uth reform is needed, and. in order to as- 
certain The facts perrainint to these matters, 
' Resolved, That the Finance Committee shall 

' cause an in vesiigation to be made into all of the 
offices . f this ci'y in the gift of this Council, and 
■ that each ann every person 'vho now holds an office 
In this city shall be required to make immediate 
- report to said c immittee. under oath, of the amount 
1 of fees, perquisites, and emoluments which they 
f h>ive ill any wav realized or Collected, and al^o the 
amount earned by them in any way, whether yet 
collected or not. 

i Al30, 

It-, 

1' Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 

jf a petition concerning the title to L -ke Park, sub- 

ir mitted a report recommending that the petition be 

ir j placed on file. 



Aid. Schinlz moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

or the same Cnmmiftee, to whom had been re- 
ferred i he notice oi jipplicanon lor a writof'ma7l- 
damua by the Illinois siaais Zt-itung Company, sub- 
mitted a report recommending tnat the notice be 
placed on tile. 

Aid. shiiii;c moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

FIRE AND WATER. 

Aid. Calkins, of the Committee on "Fire and Wa- 
ff r, to whom had been referred the conimunication 
11 om the Police Commissioners, askini^ for the pur- 
chase of lots for engine houses, &c\ sunmitied a re- 
t.ort recommending the passage of an accompanying 
resolution. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the report De laid over 
and publi-hed, and the Corpptrollcr instructed to 
adver ise for bids for lots iu the vicinity of each lo- 
cality mentioned by the Committee. 

The moiion prevailed. 

The following is ihe report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee Fire and Water.to whom was 
referred a communication from the Board of Police 
in reference the purcha-e of lots forcngiue 
houses, &c , having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report that we have examined 
the vari »ns lots recommended by the Board of Po- 
lice m their commu iiicaiion, also many others in 
thi^ir respective locali ies, with refeience to their 
adaoiahi.ity to the use of the Fire Department, 
their cheapness, location, &c. Your Commiiiee oe- 
lieve that 'heSrf lots or others in their viciniiy are 
needed for the use of the Fire Department, aijd we 
theref re concur in their recommendation as to the 
purchase of the f.dlowiug lots : 

Lot on West, Twenty-second street, between May 
and Center streets, 35 feet at il)u per loot, xor new 
euijine. ' 

Lot on corner oF Burnsido and Thirty-lir^t streets, 
3ri feet at $80 per foot; also, adjoinint; 25 feet at 
$7.5 per foot, ; ihis is a reduction of .$750 on the two 
lots from what was originally asked. 

Instead of the lot on Huron stree"-, between 
La Salle and Wells streets, recommended by the 
Board, we w(»uld recommend a lor, on Chidiio 
avenue, near Bremen street, as being more detira- 
ble in many re-pects. This lot is 48 by 185 leet, 
with all^y in the rear. Ir, is more central, on a 
paved street, and cheaper then the Hnron street 
lot. This lot is needed for Book and Ladder Com- 
pany No. 3. and Euaitie Fred Gund. 

We therefore recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowintr resolui ion : 

Resolved, rhar, the City Comptroller be, and he is 
herehv, in-iructed to purcha.-e lor the use of the 
Fire Department thf- foHowiiifJ: described lots of 
land, at the prices nor, exceeding the respective 
sums hereinafter named, provided, however, that 
the title to said lots is found to be yood af'er 
due examination by the Corporation Counsel. To 
wit : 

Lot on Lincoln place, for Hose Company, north 
60 feet of jot 3, of subdivision <-'f block 21, (easi by 
north 3(i6 feet of west 188 35-101 ) of Canal Trustees' 
suhdivirioD, of section town 4u, range 14, owned 
by J. L. Husch; price $70 per loot. 

Lot for house for Hook aiid Ladder Company No. 
?. and Euijiije Fred Gund, 48 leer, fronting north 
on Chicago avenue, to wit : Lots 4 and 5 in block 4, 
Lan, Higgins & Co.'s addition, owned by John 
Kuprechr ; price |7.0i 0. 

Lot on West T'^/enty -second street, between May 
street and Center avenue, for new enyine-house, 
to wit: Lor, ]8 and the west feet of lot 17, of 
blocK 29, ill Walsh <fe McM ullen's suhdivis-ion of the 
south 1211 acres of the soui heHst quarter of section 
21). town 3v). range 14. Said lot fronting south on 
Twenty-second street, 35 feet wide, owned by Fred 
Heidei. Price, $90 per loot. 



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Lot on southeast corner of Thirty-first and 
Barnsifle streets, front,ini^ north on Thirty-first 
street. 3i feet by 116 feel to an alley, for ne w en- 
trlne-hont?e. to wit: Lot 22 of Boone, Jones & 
Kriper's subdivision of the norr.h three fourths of 
block 1, ana of lot 49 of fcJeecher's c^ubdivision of 
the south half of the south half of said block 1, and 
of east 75 feer, of block 2 of Canal Trustees' subrti- 
vi.-ion of bec'ion 3"^, town 39, range 14, owned by 
Daniel A.. Jones. Price, #8i) per loot. Al.-jo the lot 
adjoining and next east of snid lot 2 1, being 25 feet 
Wide and 116 feet deep, for $75 per foot. 

A. C. Calkins, 
Alex. Bkngley, 
P. B. Shbil, 
Committee on Fire and W&ter. 

Aifo, 

Of same Committee, to whom had t)een referred 
a comoiunicatioQ from the Baard of Police, in rela- 
tlOQ to the use of lot for the hot-e elevator and 
fire esiape, sabmitred a report recommeuding the 
passage of ao accompanying resolution. 

Aid. Hoiden moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 

in Common Council as>cmbiefl : 

Your Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred a communicatlou from the Board of 
Police relative to the use of lot and erigine house 
on corner of Franklin and Wajihiatrton, for the hose 
elevator and fire escape, haviLg had the same under 
advisement, neg leave to report that the Board of 
Police ap>k lor au .bojitv to take posses^iou of ihe 
engine-house and lot on the comer ot Prartklin and 
Washington streets, and make ^^uch alterations and 
repairs a.-* may be nece?saiy, and locate thereon the 
ne^vly constructed hose elevator and fire escape. 
This lot was purchased b> the city some twenty 
years ago, for the use ot the fire department, and an 
engine-house erected thereon and used by the fire 
department until the revolnlioi' brous^ht about by 
the introducMou of steam fire engines, when it was 
found too small (The Ion being some 2 >x7() ft ) for 
use of steam i.re eu>;ines. It has been rented at a 
nominal rent a part of ihe time since. It i.-* now un- 
occupied. It seems to be a desirable location for 
the hose elevator and fire escape. We believe that 
the request of the Board ol Police should he 
granted, and would recommend the passage of the 
loliowlu^ resolution: 

Ecsolved, Thit be Board of Police be and they are 
hereby authorized to take pusse^sion of ihe engine- 
hou-e and lot i'uaiedonthe northea.-t corner of 
Franklin and Washington streets, ano make the 
nece.-sary repairs and alteraiinns in such house, 
and locate therein the hose elevator and fire escape. 

A C. Kalkins, 
P. 8 Shikl, 
Alex. Bbnglet, 
Committee on Fire and Water. 

SCHOOLS. 

Aid. Woodard, of the Committee on Schools, to 
whom wai* referred a commauication m relation to 
erecting a school building on the Dearborn School 
Bite, suomit ed a report thereon. 

Aid. Carney moved that the report be laid over 
and purdi.-'heo. 

The morion prevailed. 

The foUowiLg is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 

in Common Council as^embled : 

Your Committee, to w-hom was referred a com- 
mnnicat'on from the Board of Eriacation, request- 
ing the Council to authorize the erection r.f a 
school building on the site of the Dearborn School 
bnildmff, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report that they are not prepared to 



comply with the request of said Board for the fol- 
lowing reasons, viz.: 

First, The location is in one of the most crowded 
parts of the city, and the probable increase will in 
a few years bring it into the heart of business ac- 
tivity. The streets will be dangerous for small 
children, and the school rooms noiry, especially m 
the summer, when the windows must be opened. 

Second, The lot is too valuable for a school house, 
unless it is in some way especially available and 
va'uable for that use. It is worth at least $1,700 
per foot, and Is rapidly increasing in value, as 
costly improvements are made on State street, and 
in other localities in the vicinity. 

Third, It would seem to be the best policy to 
erect one grammar school, and two primary build- 
ings In the South Division, north of the Haven 
School, and if so, this lot would not be the best lo- 
cation for either of said buildings. 

Fourth, Jntil new buildings are erected we need 
all of the school accommodations which we now 
have. It would take at least a yenr to remove the 
old and erect a new building, during which time 
we should be without room tor pupils. If we pur- 
chase new lots our present structures can remain 
in use where needed. It is the impression of your 
Committee that the present value of the Dearborn 
lot would be nearly sufficient to secure the sites de- 
sired lor new buildings. 

We, therefore, recommend that the communica- 
tion beieferredto the Board of Education, with 
the request that they again consider the subiect, 
and obtain the prices of lots which they shall re- 
gard as desira »le, by advertisement for oids or 
otherwise, and report to this Council the result of 
their investigations, tosether with any opinions or 
suggestions in relation thereto. 

Respectfully, 

W. WOODARD, 

M. A. Devinb, 
Jas. J. McGrath, 
Chicago, Jan. 12, 1870. Committee. 



Also. 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred a 
communication, asking for the purcha.«e of a school 
lot on Morgan street, between Fourth and Brie 
stteets, submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of an accompany! ntr order. 

Aid. CaiKins moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motlOQ prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and A.ldermen of the city of Chicago, 

in Common Council asst-mbled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was re- 
ferred the report of the Committee on Schools on 
the roajmai^icatiou of the Board of Education, to 
the purchase of a school lot on iMorgKn tstreet, be- 
tween Fourth and Erie stieets, and the order of the 
Committee on Schools in relation to the same, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg le^ive to 
report that a school building in that locality is im- 
peratively demanded, the location is a suitable 
one, the price of the lot as low as c^in be ouiained 
In that vicinity, the city having advertised f 'r bids. 
We therefore recommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order : 

Ordered. That the Comptroller be, and be hereby 
is, authorizeo to purchise lots 3. 4 s, 6 7, and north 
17 feet of lot S, block 29. Ogdeu's addition to Chi- 
cago, being 217 feet front, more or less, on Morgan 
street, ana between Fou-th and Erie streets, at a 
price not exceeding $90 p^r foot, to be paid for in 
city bonds at par. provided that the Corporation 
Counsel gives his opinioi,, in writing, that the title 
is perfect. Respectfully, 

W. WoODARD, 

Jas. J. McGrath, 

M. A. DEViNE, 

Committee. 

CMcaco, Jan. 13, 1870. 



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Also, 



Of same Committee, to whom had been referred a 
reeolufion offered by Aid. Hdhii, in relarion to the 
appraisal of f^chool lands, submitted a report rec- 
ommendiug the passage of an accompanying ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Hahn moved that the report be published 
and referred t'^ the Counsel to the Corporation, 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is tjie report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was re- 
ferred the report ot the Committee on Schools on 
the preamble and recolutioDS of Aid. Hahn in rela- 
tion to leasing bchooi lands, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report that they do 
not fully concur with the statement in the pream- 
ble, rhat the city and its school futid have been 
swindled out of huudredsof thousands of dollars," 
but we do most heartily s>mpathize with the Alder- 
man in his efforts to secure a proper management 
of our school lands. 

We are satisfied that much of our school prop- 
erty is, at present, leased for one fifth of its real 
value. 

This is the result of low appraisals at fi.rst, and of 
the rapid increase in the value of central property.;. 

The reformatory spirit which now pervades the 
minds of our citizen* is exceedingly propitious for 
the ^ecnriug of a better income irom our leases in 
the future. Much ot our lana under lease is to be re- 
appraised, and upon the wisdom and care with 
Which thi^ is dv.>ne by this Council, will depend our 
income for the next five > ears. Your o'ommittee 
are satisfied that too little care and publ'city has 
been given to this matter, and therefore appeud 
and recommend the passage of the following ordi- 
jnance, in the place of the resolutions submitted. 

The following is the 

OKDINANCE. 

An Ordinance to secure a just and equitable ap- 
praisem^^nt of school lands belonging to the city 
of ChicaKO. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Common Coun- 
cil of the city of Chicago, That whenever the said 
Council shall appoint appraisers of school or city 
lands, the person^ so appointed shall hold a public 
meeting m the office of the Board of Education; 
notice thereof shall be given in the local columns 
of three of the daily new papers of the city, in- 
cluding the newspapers for the corporation, at 
least one week before tne time of said meeting. 
Said notice shall contain a full and accurare des- 
cription of the properry to be appraised. Said des- 
cription shall give the streets upon which said prop- 
erty is loc-ited. Said appraisers shall, after hear 
ing any and all parties interested therein, proceed 
to dppraise the lands described in the nonces at 
their irue cash value. 

Sec. 2, No business shall be transacted at any 
meeting unless all the appraisers appointed by the 
Council are present. 

Sec. 3. Said appraisers shall make a detailed re- 
port of their aci'ion to the City Clerk, who shall lay 
the same before the Common Council at its next 
regular meeting. Said "!ouocil shall cause the 
same to be published ai d only acted up(m at a sub- 
seqaenr, resrular meeting, and no appraisal shall be 
regarced as complete until approved by a majority 
of said Council. 

Ssc. 4. No person directly or indirectly interested 
In any leases of school or city property shall serve 
as an aupraiser. 

Sb '. 5. This ordinance shall take effect from and 
after its passage and due publication. 

Respectfully, 

W. WOODARD, 

Jas. J. McGrath, 
M. A. Devink, 

Committee. 

Chicago. Jan. 18. 1870. 



Also, 



Of the same Committee, to whom had be6ii re- 
ferred a communication from ibe City Comptroller, 
covering a bid for a school lot on the corner of Pear- 
fron and State streets, submitted a report recom- 
mending that no action be taken in relation 
thereto. 

Aid. Bengley moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. • 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
a communication Irom the Board of Education, 
asking for the erection of a school-house on Vedder 
street, submitted a report recommending the pass- 
age of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your committee on Schools, to whom was re- 
ferred a report of the Committee on Schools on a 
communication from the Board of Education abk- 
ing ihat the Board of Public Works be instructed 
to advertise for bids and to let the conn act lor 
building a three-story school building (similar to 
the one now In the course of erection on Monroe 
street, near the High-Scbool building) on Vedder 
street— having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report that the Council have recently 
ordered the purchase of this lot. The plan is the 
best and the roost economical yet adopted by ihe 
city. There are a sufficient number of children of 
school-going age, in that locality, to fill such a 
house. We, therefore, recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be in- 
structed to advertise for bids for i he erection, on the 
Vedder street school lot, of a school house similar 
in its construction to ihe one now being built on 
Monroe street, near the High-School building, and 
to let the same to the lowest responsible bidder, 
and to complete and furnieh said building: at as 
early a day as practicable. 

Resptctfaily, W, Woodard, 

Jas. J. McGf.ATH, 
M. A. Devine, < 

Chicago, Jan. 12, 1870. Committee. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to wh'>m had been referred 
a communication from the Board ol Public Works 
asking instructions as to building a school-house 
on Twelfth istreet, between Third and Fourth ave- 
nues, submitted an order for the consideration of 
the Council. 

Aid. Kehoe moved that the report be laid over 
and publit^hed. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : v 
REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To ihe Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was re- 
ferr^^d the report of the Committee on Schools on a 
communication of the Board of Public Works ask- 
ing to be instructed to erect a school building on 
the school lot north of Twelfth street, and between 
Third and Fourth avenues, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report that your 
Committee fully concur in the opinion of a former 
Committee that no action should be i akeu until 
the Council determ.ine wherher they will extend 
Dearborn street south to Twelfth street, as a vote 
to instruct the Board of Public Works to build a 
schooi-house would be equivalent to an exprej*sion 
of the Council against ihe extension of Dearborn 
street, we appei d iDe following order and recom- 
mend its conaideration by the Council : 



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Ordered, That the Board of Public WorkP pro- 
ceed to cause to be erected, as soon as practicable, 
a school-hoixse OQ the lot belonging to the city 
nonh ot T^vellth street, and her weea I'hird and 
Fourth aveiiurt:*, in accorannce with the plants here- 
tofore adopted by this Couucil. 

Ketjpectfully, 

W. WOODARD, 
JaS. J. McGnATH, 

M, A. Devink, 

Committee. 

Chicago, Jan. 12, 1870. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred that portion of the report of the Special 
Coraaiif.tee on the title of ttie city in the prouerty 
Oil North La Salle street, relating to the rental of 
the t-ame, submitted a report recomojeuding the 
passai^e of ttie accompanying resolutions. 

Ald^ Uixon moved that the report be laid over 
and uubh^hed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPOKT OF COMMITTEB, 

To the Mayor and Alderman of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Coraiuittee on Schools, to whom was re- 
ferred that portion of ibe report of the Special Com- 
mitreeon the title of the city in the property on 
North La Salle street, relatintr to the rental of the 
game, having h id the same under aavisemenr, beg 
]eav<^ to rep ort that this property should be imme- 
did'ely rented, and reLt collected of the present 
occupants from the time that ^he title was declared 
to be m the city by the courts. We, therelore, 
recommend the passage of the following resolu- 
tion- : 

Resolved^ That the Council elect three appraisers 
to Mppraise ail property on said La Salle street 
beloiiyiijg to the city of Chicat;o, which has been 
involved in said question of title, and that the 
Comptroller be authorized to rent the same at &ix 
per cent on said valuation fur the term ot twenty 
years from the time when the title to said property 
was declared by the courts to be vested in the ci y. 
Saii lea-e to be givea, in manner and form, and 
subject to <he same conditions as now provided 
by I iw for the rental of school lands. 

Resolved^ That the Comprroller be authorized to 
advert i>e lor bids for the rental of any of said prop- 
erty not now occupied. 

Respectfally, 

W WoODARD, 
JAS. J. MCGUATH, 

M. A. Devinjs, 
Chicago, Jan. 12, 1870. Committee. 

Also. 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred a 
couimauication irom the Board of Kducauon ask- 
ing that the Council advertise for a s-chool site in 
the vicinity of the corner of Lincoln, or Robey and 
Ftiurth streets, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying resolution. 

Aid. Tarney moved that the report be laid over 
an<i puhii^hed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Couucil assembled : 

Your Cv^mmiitee on Scdools, to whom wag re- 
ferred a communication Irom the Board of Educa- 
tion asking th.>itihe Council ad vertise for a sobool 
Bite in The vicinity ol ihe corner of Lincoln or Kobey 
and Foiirih streets, haviug had the same under ad- 
visement, beg lease to report that there should be 
erected, in this vicinity, a building to relieve 
the Hayes and Wells Schools, and that now, per- 
hap:», would be a (avoraole lime to negotiate for a 
Eite. We, therefore, recommend tae following res- 
olation for the approval of the CoancU : 



Resolved, That the Comptroller be, and he is 
hereby, instructed to advertise for bids for lots 
sufficient for a site for a school-house, said site to 
be in the vicinity of Lincoln or Robey and Fourth 
streets, and to reporo any bid-* to the Board of 
Education, nade iu response thereto. 

Reepeci fuilv. 

W. W„0DARD, 
JaS. J. M'UUATH, 

M. A. Devine, 

• Committee. 

Chicago, Jan. 12, 1870. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Schintz, of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, North Divi-ion, to whom had been relVrred 
an assessment roll for opening an allev from Grant 
street to SchiKer street, between North Claris 
street and North La Salle street, submitted a report 
recommending that the assessment roll be con- 
firmed. 

Aid. Schintz rtoved to concur in the report, and 
contirm the as.-etsment roll. 

The mutton prevai'ed,and the report was concurred 
in, and the acsessment roll was confirmed by the 
passage of the order of confirmation attached 
the> eto. 

The order of confimaiion is as follows : 

ORDER OF CONFIRMATION. 

Wheueas, Due notice has been givfnbythe 
Commi-si )uers of the Board ot Public WorKs of 
tbeir tiling with the City Clerk the furegoing 
assessment roll: and, whereas, the said Commis- 
sioners have applied to toe Common Council for 
conlirmation ol said assessment, and no objections 
thereto naving been filed, it is, therefore 

Ordertd^ That the said assessment be, and the 
same hereby is, coutirmed It is tnrther ordt- red 
that a wanant be issued for the collection thereof. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Campbell, of the Committee on Streets and I 
Alleys, We^t Division, to who i had heen re- 
lerrea a report ana ordinance lor the vacation of 
two alleys in block 17 in Smi h's siibnivisiuu of N. 
E. 14 of N. E. 14 of section 18, T. 39 N. R. 14 E., 
submitted a repurt recommending the passage of ! 
the ordinance. 

Aid Campbell moved to concur in the report, and ' 
pass the ordinance. 

The moiion orevailea, and the report was con- 
curred ill, and the ordinance passed by ayes and ' 
noes, as follows : 

Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, , 
Mouigomery. Calicin.*, .Vlc.\voy. Ua^gy, WhitaKer, . 
Trac«v, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreih. W. j4. PoW- • 
ell, Georsje P.. well, H..ldeu, Wilce. Walsn, Vood- 
ard, .VlcCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Sheii. Tyler, j 
Bengley, (Jaruey, iiehoe, Mr. President — 'iQ. 

iVoes— Russell. Baehler, McGraih, bchintz, Mc- > 
Cauiey, Devine— tt. 

Also, 

Aid. Holden, of same Committee, to whom had ^ 
been referred the petition of citizens askiUij fof »l 
the repeal of the ordinance for opening dU alley in j 
block 18. Duncan's Adciitioti, tuhmiiied a report'^ 
recommending the passage of an accompanying or* f 
dinance. 

AM. Buehler moved that the report be laid over H 
and pubii-hed. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITEEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of ChU 
cago, in Common Council asseraoled : 
Your Committee ou Streets and Alleys, Westj 
Division, to whom was referred the peti'j 
tlon of William W. Shaw and Oscar W.T 
Barrett, and others, asking that the ordi- 
nance passed by the Council authorizing the open- 



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Ivg of an alley between West Jackson, VanBuren, 
SaT^s^atnon anil Peoria streets, he repciuded — having 
hart thf same nrrter advisemt-nt, beg leave to re- 
port, your commttree are infoimtd that an ordi- 
nance v*a- pHgsed hv the Council, Jnly Ifi, ISfi-^— 
and confirmen in ]8H«— for the opening of an alley 
norih and south, lying midwav between Sangamon 
flnd Peoria streets and Jackson and Van 
Buren streets, and petitioners, whose peii- 
tion is now referred to us, state 
that there was a reservation of ten feet 
from the rear en<1 of each of their lots at the time 
they purchased th^same, for an alley, making one 
twet ty feet in width. Such being the case with a 
large majority of the property, your Committee 
would recommend 'he passage of the annexed ordi- 
naoce, annullina the ordinance passed as above set 
forth. 

ChAKLES ^. P. HOLDEN, 

P. B Sheil 

Jas. J. McGbath, 

W. S. POWKLL, 

G. POAVELL, 

J. L. <^AHPBELI,, 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

ORDINANCE 

Eppealinff the ordinance and annulling the as- 
ses-^ment fi>r opening an alley in block 18, Dun- 
CHu's Adriiii m. 

Be it or'iainecl by the Common Council of the City 
nf lu.icago. 

Section ! That the ordinance passed by the 
Couimon Council J uly 13, iStiS, providing fo"" ihe 
openinir of a sixteen toot alley In block i8. Dun- 
can'-i Addition to (Jhicaj^o, running north and 
south from West Jack^on sireet to Wesr Vhu Buren 
etreet. hetvvt-en Peorii und Sangamon street-, be, 
and the same is. hereby repenlt-d, and that the as- 
eessmeut m«de under it and by authority of s^id 
ordinance anfi contiim'-d by the Council ^ov. 16, 
18HR. he. and the same is. here'>")y annulled. 

SEC. 2. The Comptroller is hereby ordered to 
reiund to the parties pa\iusr the same, any money 
there miy have been collected on account of said 
assessment. 



Also, 

A'd. Sheil, of same Committee, to whom had 
been refi-rred 'he remonstrance of Reuben Taylor 
and o hers ayaiiift chatjgiug the nane of Reuben 
street, suhniirted a report recommending the pas- 
gage of an accomDanyini? orrtinan e. 

Aid. Campb 11 moved that the report be laid over 
and pnblishf d. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To ihe Miyor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common (Council hs-?^embled : 

Your Comniitiee on Streets ai.d Alleys, West Di- 
vision, to whom was referred the remon.-trance of 
Ben ben Taylor find other old residents ag«inst 
chani^ins? 1 he name of Reuben street to Ashland 
avenue, having had the same under advisement,, 
beg leave to report 'hat this street was originally 
nam-d Hfter Reuben Taylor, oi.e of the oldest arid 
most rer-pected citizens of the West Division. He 
was the tir?t ^etr,l^■r in the ciiy. west of Union Park. 
The first petition for the e-tablichmeut of Union 
Park was in his handwriting, and he took a promi- 
nent part m securing ii. to the city. His influence 
has ever been on the side of hone.-ty. iudu-try and 
virtue— a kind neighbor ai d a good citizen. He 
takes a just pride in the growth of this part of the 
West Sidr-, and in having the part of his name, by 
which he i- so well known among his many friends, 
connected with one of our principal streets. Your 
Commitree feel than in granting hi^ request we but 
recognize the claims of one who deserves to be re- 
mem'^ered for many kindly and faithful deeds, 
which biod corumuaiiies toerether and dignify citi- 
zenship 

We, therefore, recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing ordinance : 



An ordinance to change the name of Ashland 
avenue to Reuben avenue. 

Section 1. Be it ordained, that Ashland avenue 
be hereafter known and designated as Reuben 
avenue. 

Sec 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent 
wi'h this act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3 This act shall tnke effect from and after 
its passage and due publication. 

Respectfully, ' P. B. Sheil, 

Jas J MvGbath, 
W. Woodakd, 
Wm. S. Powell, 
G. Powell, 
J. L. Campbell, 

Commii,tee. 

Chicago, Jan. 22, 1870. 

Also, 

Aid. Woodard, of same Committee, to whom had 

been referred a remon^france against planking ine 
alley runnine from Noble to Armour street:", and 
between Hubbard and Indiana streett.. .-ubmilted a 
report recommending that, the remonstrance be re- 
lerred to the Boa'*d < f Public Works. 

Aid. Buehler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Woodard. of same Committee, to whom 
had been referred an r^rfler offen d by Aid. Ktnck- 
erbocl^er for a pipe sewer in Jackson street, from 
Aberdeen street to Center avenue, sutiraitted a re- 
port recommenring that the ord* r be refer, ed to 
Ihe Board o' Public Works, with the request 'hat 
they give the subject matter thereof a lavorable 
consideration. " 

Aid. Woodard moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Woodard, of same Committee, to whom had 
been reierred certain remons ranct s against piank- 
ng an alley in block 2, Hambleton's subdivision, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Alo. Woodard moved to concur in the report and 
pass t' e order. 

rhe motion prevailed. 

Th'- f illowing is the order as passed : 

Ordered^ That the City Collector be, and he 
hereby i-, instructed to suspend the collection of 
any and all as^es^ment8 in bis bands fo'- planning 
the allev in blocks 1 and 2 of Hambleton's sub- 
divi^ion, until oiherwiise ordered by the Common 
Council. 

Also, 

Aid. McGrath, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a remonstrance against opening 
Holt street, submitted a report reconimending that 
the remonstrance be referred to the Board of Pub- 
lic W. rks. 

Aid. iMcGrath moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Woodard. of same Committee, to whom had 

been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on east side of Noble street, from Kinzie street to 
Hubbard street, submitted a report recommending 
the passage o* the ordinance. 

Aid. McCotter moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows: 

Cox, S »mers, Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
Montgomery. Calkins, McAvov. Dasfgy, Whitaker, 
Tracev, Hickey. Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
Georare Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell. Wal.^h, 
Woodard. McCotter, Robinson, Campbell. Sheil 
Buehler. McGrath, Tyler, Berger, Scbintz. Bengley 
Carney, McCaaley, Kehoe, Duvine, Mr. President. 



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Also, 

Aid. Campbell, of same Committee, to whom tiad 
besQ referred an assessment, roll for curbina:. fill- 
ing, grading and paving Madtfon street, from Ro- 
hey street to Western avenue, suhmitted a reoort 
recommending that the absessment roll be con- 
firmed. 

Aid. Robinson moved to concur in the report, 
and pass the ordinance. 

Ttie motion prevailed, and the report waa con- 
curred in and the assessment roll was confirmed 
by the passaj^e of the order of confirmation attached 
thereto. 

The order of confirmation is as follows : 

ORDER OF CONFIRMATION. 

Wht^reas, D'le notice has been given by the 
Commissioners of the Board of Public Works of 
their filing with the City Clerk the foregoing asses-*- 
ment roll : and. whereas, the t^aid Oommi^^sioTiprs 
have applied to the Common Council for confirma- 
tion of said asses^meat, a d no objections thereto 
having heen filed, it is, therefore. 

Ordered, That the said assessment be, and the 
same hereby is. confirmed. It is further ordered 
that a warrant be issued for the collection thereof. 



BRIDEWELL. 

Aid. Devine. of the Committee on Bridewell, to 
whom hart been referred a resolution off"ered by 
Aid. McOanlev in relation to the Bridewell, sub- 
mitted a report thereon. 

AM. Kehoe moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The folio wiug is the report: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council as-embled : 

Your Commi tee on Bridewell, to whom was re- 
ferred a resolution offered bv Aid. Mc^auley ask- 
inar for certain inqniries to be made as to the City 
Bridewell, its condition. &c., having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report that your 
Committee on Bridewell, or some other committee 
to be appointed by the President of the Council, be 
authorized to take and have full charge of the sub- 
ject matter contained in said resolution, and that 
they be authorized to personally visit the House of 
Correction in Detroit and Albany, for the purpose 
of iospectinsr said instirulions. thereby obtaining 
all nece-sary information re-pecting their manage- 
ment ; also, a 'ull statisncal report of the expenses 
of ructiine said institutions and their incomes, and 
report to this Council the best and most economical 
plan for managing and governing our new City 
Bridewell. 

So far as the said resolution calls upon the pres- 
ent Bridewell keeper to render an account of the 
expenses and incomes tor the past year, that it is 
impossible for the present Keeper to do so from the 
fact thdt he had only had charge of the Bride . veil 
for about one month. But that your Committee 
have obtained all the information in their power 
from the 1st of April, 1869. to Jan. 1, 1870, a state- 
ment w hich is hereunto annexed. 

Your Committee on Bridewell would further 
state that in their opinion it is unnecessary to go 
abroad to find a person competent to assist in con- 
verting our Bridewell into a reformatory institu- 
tion, as they believe and are convinced that we 
have citizens of our own fully comoetent to perform 
such duties. The resolution iurther directs that 
all persons be made to work and thereby contribute 
to support said institution. Your Committee would 
state that all the convicts are required to do all the 
labor that they can do, according to the facilities 
furnish d by the city, for very many times there is 
nothing for them to do for tne want of material. 
That all are required to work, I think the Council 
will be satisfied of, by the annexed statistics, 



which give the number of days' work, and the 

value of such labor to the city. 
All of which is most respectfully suV'mitted. 

M. A. Devinb, 
J. A Habn, 

P. M. DONNELLAN, 

Committee on Bridewell. 

STATEMENT. 

Number of men sent out from the Bride- 
well to work, from April l to Dec. 1, 360, at 
$1.50 per day S540.00 

Number of women sent out from the Bride- 
well to work, Irom April 1 to Dec 1. 986, at 
75 cents 739.50 

Total number of peices washed for the Po- 
lice Department, from April 1 to Dec. 1, 
14,832 at 6 cents • 889.92 

Whole amount of stone broken and deliv- 
ered from the Bridewell, from April 4 to 
Jan. 1. 45J7 cords, at 63 1,281.00 

Total amount of wood sawed, split and 
loaded, from April 1 to Dec. 1, 105 cords, 
at $2 50 262.50 

Employed in coal yard, ten men per day, 
from April 1 to Dec. 1, 2,080 days' labor, 
SI 50 ... 2,125 00 

Way master and overseer, eight months, $75 600 

$7,45^7.92 

Statement of the total number of days of confine- 
ment of all the prisoners in the City Bridewell 
and the amount paid for aiding the same during 
the months set forth : 
Months. Days. Amount. 

April 7.079 $1,6-28 17 

May 7.487^ 1,72-2 16 

June.. 7 7341^ 1.7^8 66 

July 6.9o5 l .mfiS 

AU2Ust 6,75 % 1,55:^.57 

vSeptember 7.5833^ l,744.t6 

Ootober 7,343 1,688 89 

November 6 73i) 1.547 90 

Dec. 1 to 31, at 9 a. m. inclusive 5.449 1,253.27 

Total, 8 months 20^^ days. . . 63,li6 $14,516.43 

Sundry expenses, meoicines, &c 2.188 ♦•6 

salary to officers 3,079 01 

Dieting prisoners, amount paid to date — 6,728.64 

Total amount of expenditures from April 
1 to Nov 1 $11,996.81 

Balance dae for dieting prisoners to De- 
cember 21 7,787.79 

$19,784.10 

POLICE. 

Aid. W. S. Powell, of the Committee on Police, 
to whom had been referred the petition of S. A. 
Irvin and others for the appointment of a special 
policeman in the Cottage G ove district, subniitted 
a report recommending the appointment of Joseph 
Clark. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Powell, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred the petition of J. SummerSeld and 
others for the appointment of an additional police 
constable for the South Division Police Court, sub- 
mitred a mrtjority report thereon. 

Aid. DixoD, of the same Committee, submitted 
a minority report on the same subject. 

Aid. Montsromery moved that the majority report 
be laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the minority report be 
laid over anri published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the majority report : 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 
in Common Council assembled. 
Your Committee on Police, to whom was referred 



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the petition of J. Suinmerfield, A. H. Banyon and 
C, K Mjus»<>n. Police Jiis ices and Clerk of the 
Sonih Division Police Conrr, 8Pkiiig The nppoiiit- 
meniot ao anriitional uolice consiabie. having hud 
the same under aavi-ement, bt <r leave lo report 
thar, hxvins duly inve.^ iijared ihe Decefsitie« of 
the said Ci'urt for snch consrahle. do nut consider 
anoiher one necessary . and do Therefore report ad- 
versely to the appoiutmenr. ot the -Mme. 

W. S. PoAVElL. 

Jamks McCajIiEY. 
Tne following is the minority reyort: 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To the'Mayor and Aldermen of ihe City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

The ^luder^il^ned, one of your Committee on Po- 
lice, to whom was referred ihe communication of 
His Bonor the Mayor having reference to the ap- 
puimmenr of George A.Cooper as an additional 
police constable for South Chicago— having had 
the same under advistment. begs leave tn report. 
As economy and reform are the principles upon 
which ihis Council started out. and as ii is the be- 
lief of the undersigned ihat this Council is desirous 
of carrying out in good faiih all matters tending 
toward the accomplifhment of that result, I desire 
to submit for your consideration the following 
facts, acquired by a thorough investigation of 'he 
jnatfer : There are two sessions of ihe South Di- 
vision Pol'ce Court each day, requiring the avtend- 
ance of thcj PoMce Cons'ahle : there are daily 
issued from this Court large numbers of execn- 
tiOLP, which no o- e but the T'olice Constable can 
legally collect : there are i:) the course of a vear a 
creat, number of jadnments rendered against our 
nest bnsine^s men at the instance of the Board of 
Pnblic Worts, Pealih Depanrntnt. &c., for viola- 
tion of city ordinances, the Police Constable 
being obliged almof^t invariably to visit 
th«ir place-* of business, and that during 
business hours, to collect said jndgmeits. In a 
very large proportion of the cases where fines are 
assessed m the Police Courts, the persons, although 
abundantly able to pay their fines, have not at the 
time sufficient money upon their pert-.oas for the 
purpose, and must either be commirted to our 
already over-crowded Bridewell, and become a tax 
upon the city, or the Police Constable must ac- 
comoany them for the purpose of enabling them to 

Erocure money with which to pav their fines. Ic 
as been the cu-^tom in this class of cases, on ac- 
count of the inability of the Police Constable (for 
yv&T)t oi time) to attend thereto, ro intrust such per- 
sons to the custody of persons having no official 
existence, and who go out with them to get money 
■with which to pay iheir fines, and fur which service 
the prisoner is charged a fee by the person accom- 
panying him. 

And ihe person intrusted -with the custody of 
puch prisoner would have no legal riaht to detain 
him should ihe prisoner endeavor to escape. This 
duty should be performed, if at all, by the proper 
officer, and without additional expense to 'be pris- 
oner, the officer being paid by the ciiy for hi- ser- 
vices And while it is a well-known fact that our 

Solice force is entirely inadequate in point of num- 
ers t" the wants of so large and populous a city 
as Chicago. the Capiain of " Police has 
been obliged to take from their regular 
dnt.ies from one to two policemen to assist the 
Police Constable, notwiths'andirg all that portion 
of the "^outh Division lying north of the Center of 
Van Bnren street is patrolled by bnt two policemen. 
By the aid of two Police Constables, one of them 
could be in atrendancp upon the Police Court, and 
be ready at the adjournment of the same to trans- 
fer all pri.-oners sentenced to the Bridewell, whi'e 
the other could be eneaged in transacting outside 
bnsinefS. thereby preventing accumulation of the 
Eame. and the police be enabled to attend to 
their legitima'e duties. It will readily be seen 
rn)m the facts stated above, that an adnitional 
l*olice Constable f.»r South Chicago is needed, and 
the recommendation of the Police Justices, the 
Police Court Cierk and Police Captain Is a snffi- 
cient guarantee as to Mr. Cooper's being a proper 



perpon for. and of his qnalificflt.ions to discharge the 
duties of the position. Mr. Cooper is at present a 
member ot the police force, and paid as such by 
1 he citv, and by clothing him w ith the powers of a 
Police Constable, no a'lditionul expense would be 
entai'ed upon the city. I, therefote, renpeci fully rec- 
ommend that this Council appoint him an addi- 
tional Police Constable. 

. Arthur Dixon, 
Alderman Second Ward. 

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpo.-e of introdncin!^ a resolution. 

Aid. Uixon demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^j^^s— Cox, Donnelian. Dixon, Hahn, Montgom- 
ery. McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Hildreth. W. S. 
Powell, Geor^ie Powell, Holden. Wllce. Russell, 
WHlsh, Woodard. McCotter, Robinson. Campbell, 
Buehler. M< Grath, T\l< r. Schiniz. Bengley, Carney, 
McCauiey, Kehoe Devine, Mr. President— 29, 

iVo€S— Somers, Calkins, Tracey, Hickey, Batter- 
man, Shell— 6 

So the ru'es were suspended. 

Aid. Campbell presented a preamble and resolu- 
tion inrelaiion to the petition tor the commutation 
of the sentence of Daniel Walsh, and moved its 
adoption. 

Aid. Schintz moved to lay the resolution on the 
table. 

Aid. Dixon claimed that be had the floor when 
the motion of Aid. Schintz was made, and claimed 
the right to i-peak on the original question. 

The presiding officer ruled ihat Aid. Dixon was 
out of order. 

Aid. Dixon appealed from the decision of the 
Chair, 

The question being, "Shall the Chair be sus- 
tained ?" Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the Cbairwas sustained by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox. Somers. Donnelian, Hahn. Mont- 
omery. Calkins. McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tiacey, Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell. George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh. Woodard, 
McCoiier, Robinson, Campbell, Sbeil. Mc- 
Graih, Tyler, Schintz, Bengley, Carney,McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine— 3'<J. 

iVoes— Dixon— 1. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Schin'ztolay the resolution on the table. Aid. 
Campbell demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote: 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, 'Dixon, Hickey, Sheil, 
Schintz, Kehoe. Devine— 8. 

A'oes— Donnelian, Hahn. Montgomery. Calkins, 
McAvoy, Daggy, Whiiaker, Tracey, Batterman, 
Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell. Holden, 
W'ilce, Kusgell, WaL-h. Woodnrd. McCotter, Rob- 
inson. Campbell, Mc^Jrath, Tyler, Bengley, Car- 
ney, McCauiey, Mr. Pre^ioent — 2(5. 

The question recnrring on ihe motion of Aid. 
Campbell to adopt the jesoluiion. Aid. McGrath 
demanded the ajes and noes, and the resolution 
was adorned by the following vote : 

Aijes— Cox, Somers. Donnelian, Dixon. Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins. Mc/^voy, Daggy. Whitaker, 
Tracey, Batteiman. Hildreth. W. S. F<iwell. George 
Powell, Bolden, Wilce. Rnssell. Wa^h, Woodard, 
McCotter. Robinson, Campbell, Shei), McGrath. 
T> ler. Bensrley, Carney. Mrf'aulev— 99. 

A'oe^— Hickey, Schintz. Kehoe, Devine, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 5. 

During the vote last taken. Aid. Hickey asked to 
be excused from voting 

Aid. Holden moved he be excused. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, snd the 
Council refused to excuse Aid. Hickey by the fol- 
Jowing vote : 

Ayes—tihhu, Calkins, McAvoy. Tracey. Batter- 
man, Holden. Wilce. Russell. Walsh, Woodard, 
Sheil, McGrath, Carney, McCauiey, Mr. President 
—15. 

Cox, Sompr^. Donnelian. Dixon, Mont- 
pon ery. Daggy, Whitaker, Hildreth, W. 8. PoweB, 
George Powell. McCotter. Robinsi.n, Campbell, 
Tyl»"r, Schintz. Bengley. Kehoe, Devine— 18. 
The following ia the resolution aa adopted : 



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[1870. 



Wkkrbas, This Council has been charged by 
the Chicago press of having interfered with 
the coarse of justice ; in this, that thirty-two 
of its memberH petltlooed his Bxcollency. Gov. 
Palmer, to commattt the death sentence of Daniel 
Walsh to life lmpri'»onmeut ; settini? out among 
other reasons for such commutation, the infamous 
charge of intideiity in the wife murdered ; and. 

Whereas, It is believed by certain members of 
this Council that a gross fraud has been perpetrated 
in the procuring or attaching names to the said 
petition : therefore, be it 

Resolved, That a committee consisting of five 
be appointea by the President, whose duty it shttll 
be to investigate the matter and report to this 
Council at its next regular meeting. 

The Chair appointed as the Committee called for 
by the above resolution, A'd. Campbell, McGrath, 
Daggy, Carney, and W. S. Powell, 

Aid. Cox moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and nses, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 

^yes— Somers, Donnellan, Bickey, Batterman, 
W. S. Powell, George Powell, Russell, Shell, 
Schintz. bengley, Carney, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President— 14. 

^oen —Cox, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, Calkins, 
McAvoy, Daggy. Whitater, Tracev. Bildreth, 
Holdea, Wilce, Walah, Woodard. McCotter, Rf»bin- 
Bon, Campbell, McGrath, Tyler, McCauley— 20. 

LICENSES. 

Aid. Whitaker, of Committee on Licenses, to 
whom was referred the petirion of John C. Duffy 
for a free peddler's license, submitted a report ad- 
verse to tne prayer of the petitioner. 

Aid. Whitaker moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in. 

Also, 

Aid. Whitaker, of same Committee, to whom was 
referred the petition of the Scandinavian Emigrant 
Association for a free intelligence license, submit- 
ted a report adverse to the prayer of petition. 

Aid. W. S. Powell moved lo concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Whitaker, of same Committee, to whom was 
leferred the petition of Thomas Ellison for a free 
peddler's license, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Geo. i'owell moved to concur in the report* 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Whitaker, of same CommHtee, to whom was 
referred the petition of Wm. Blaney, for a free 

geddler's license, snbmitted a report recommend- 
»g that the prayer of the petition be granted. 
Aid. Calkins moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prerailed. 



Also, 

Aid. Whitaker, of same Committee, to whom was 
referred the petition or Pred. Buettich. for a free 
peddler'f* license, submitted a report recommend- 
ing ihat the pr 'yer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Shell moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Whitaker, of same Committee, to whom wag 
referred the petition of Mrs. Ottila Dehn, for a free 
peddler's license, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the prayer ofihe petitlnu be granted. 

Ala. Carney moved to coi^cur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Whitaker, of same Committee, to whom 
was referred the petition of Mrs Dr E. P. Pitcn, for 
a free peddler's license, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Carney moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Tyler moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Ha'in demanded the ayes and noes, and th© 
motion was lost bv the foUowiug vote : 

vly^s— Dixon, Montgomery, Tracey, Hickey, 
Batterman, Russell, Shell. McGrath, Tyler, 
Schiniz, Bengley. Carney, Kehoe, Devine— 14. 

Noes— Cos., Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Calkins, 
McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Boiden. Wilce, Walsh, Wood- 
ard, McCotter, Robinson. Campbell, McCauley, 
Mr. President— SO. 

Aid. Holden presented a remonstrance from the 
Johet and Chicago Railroad Company af<ainst 
assessment for paving Archer avenue, which, on 
his motion, was 

Referred to Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Hildreth presented a resolution in relation 
to the explanation of votes by Aldermen, which, 
on motion of Aid. Schintz, was 

Laid on the table. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Shell moved that the Council do now ad- 
Journ. 

Aid. Hahn demanded the ayes and noes, and tho 
motion prevailed by the lollowing vote : 

Somers, Donnellan, Calfeius, Whitaker, 
Tracey, BicVey. Batterman, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McC(»tter, 
Robinson. Shell. McGrath, Tyler, Schintz, Beug- 
ley, Carney, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. Presl* 
dert— 24. 

JVoM— Cox. Dixon, Hahn. Montgomery, McAvoy, 
Daggy. Hildreth, Holaen, Wilce, Campbell— 10. 
So the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Fresent— Aid. Cox, Somers, Donnellau, Dixon, 
'Halm, Montgomery, Calkins, Daggy, WMtaHer, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, Tyler, Bengley, Car- 
ney, flerting, McCauley, Kehoe, and Mr. Presi- 
dent. 

Absent—Md. McAvoy, Schmidt, Berger, Schintz, 
Devine. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Sheil moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting, held January 24, 18t0, be approved with- 
out reading. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Council proceeded to take up business under 
the order of 

COMMUNICATIONS. 

The Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion from his Honor the Mayor : 

Mator's Office, Chicago, « 
Jan. 31, 1870. | 
I hereby submit the following nominations, sub- 
ject to your approval : 

FOR WARD CONSTABLES. 

Fifth Ward— Charles O. McLain. 
Sixth Ward— Joseph Holderness. 
Ninth Ward— Edward Northnagel. 
TweEtieth Ward— Preo-erick Martin. 

SPECIAL CONSTABLES. 

E. W. Fratt, 
James E. Killick. 

Very respectfully submitted, 

R. B. Mason. 

Mayor. 

Aid. Carney moved that the nominations be con- 
firmed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Campbell presented a resolution instructing 
the Board of Public Works to lay water pipe on 
Western avenue, between Madison and Van Buren 
streets, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, It is desirable for the accommodation 
of the residents on Western avenue, that said ave 
nue be supplied with water between Madison and 
Van Buren streets ; and. 

Whereas, There is m contemplation the erection 
of a large number of dwelling-houses on said ave- 
nue the coming season ; therefore, 

Besolved^ That the Board of Public Works be 
and hereby is instructed to provide said avenue 
with a water pipe, between Madison and Van 
Buren street. 

Aid. Hahn presented a resolution asking by 
what authority certain telegraph wires^were passed 
through Washington street tunnel, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved^ That the Board of Public Works be, 
and are hereby, requested to report to the Council, 
at its next regular meeting, by what authority the 
Northwestern Union Telegraph Company has 
passed their wires through the Washington street 
tunnel. 

Aid. Holden presented a resolution in relation to 
criminals in the Police Courts, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Eesol'sed, That the Clerks of the Police Courts 
are hereby required to report to this Council forth- 
with a statement showing the name of every per- 
son, who, in their respective courts, has, within 
the last six months, been committed to jail or ad- 
mitted to bail, to answer before any court oi record 
upon criminal offense, punishable by any law of the 
State oi Illinois. That said Clerks shall specify in 
each case the nature of the charge, the Court to 
which each person was bound over, whether or not 
the party was committed or gave bail, and if bail 
was given, the name of each bondsman. 

Aid. Hahn presented a resolution in relation to 
rooms for a Council Chamber in the new west wing 
of the Court-House, which, on his motion, was 

Referred to Committee on Public Buildings, 

Aid. Cox presented a communication covering a 
resolution in relation to an expense incurred by a 
committee of the Council on account of certain 
visitors from California, which, ©n motion of Aid 
Hahn, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance . 



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Aid. Dixon presented a communication covering 
a draft of an ordinance to amend section 6 of chap- 
ter 47 of the Kevised Ordinances, in relation to ve- 
hicles, which on motion of Aid. Holdenwas 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Carney presented a resolution in relation to 
sewers on the following named streets : 

On Ontario, from Kingsbury to Erie, two-foot 
sewer ; Huron, from end of old works to Kingsbury, 
one-foot sewer ; Kingsbury, from Erie to Superior 
street, two- foot sewer ; Superior street, from Kin- 
zie to Kingsbury, two-feet sewer ; Townsend 
street, from" White to Division street, which, on 
motion of Aid. Woodard, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Carney presented a resolution for a sidewalk 
on Huron street, from Townsend to Kingsbury 
streets, which, on his motion, was 

Referred to Board ol Public Works. 

Aid. McGrath presented a communication cover- 
ing a resolution in relation to public urinals, which, 
on motion of Aid. Dixon, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Daggy presented a communication covering 
a preamble and resolution In relation to hackney 
coaches, cabs, &c., and moved the adoption of the 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted. 

Whereas, The traveling public who visit Chicago, 
as well as many of our citizens, by not being familiar 
with the rates of fare allowed to be charged, are fre- 
quently imposed upon by some of the owners and 
drivers of tbe public conveyances, by overcharges 
of fare ; and whereas, also, the provisions of Sec. 11, 
Revised Ordinances, Chap. 47, do not fully meet the 
requirements for which they were Intended, be- 
cause in many instances the rates of fare are posted 
overhead, printed in small type, so that one person 
in ten will likely ever notice them ; therefore, 

Besolved, That the Committee on Police be in- 
structed to prepare and reporc an ordinance em- 
bracing the following provisions : 

SEoTion 1. That from and after the 1st day of 
May, 1870, each owner of any licensed public hack- 
ney coach, cab, carriage, or other vehicle used for 
the conveyance of passengers, shall provide him- 
self, or herself, with printed cards, with his or her 
name, place of residence, number of such convey- 
ance, and the rates of fare established by the ordi- 
nance aforesaid, printed thereon, i 

Sec. 2. That upon each passenger or passengers 
entering such conveyance, the driver shall hand 
one of such cards to the person or persons entering, 
and no passenger shall be held responsible for or 
liable to pay any fare or fares until after such card 
shall have been handed to him or her ; Frovided^ 
that one card shall be sufficient for any number of 
passengers belonging to the same party who may 
enter aoy conveyance at the same time. 

Sec. 3. To provide a heavy penalty agamst any 
owner, agent, or driver who shall use or distribute 
any but genuine cards, or who shall collect, or at- 
tempt to collect any fare or fares without first pre- 
senting such card. 

Sec. 4. That Section 11, Revised Ordinances, 
Chapter 47, be repealed from and after the first day 
of May, 1870. 

Aid. Hahn presented an order in relation to the 
erection of lamp-posts on Indiana street, between 
Pine and St. Clair streets, and in front of Harry 
Fox's house, which, on motion of Aid. Holden, 
was 

Referred to tne Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Whitaker presented a resolution in relation 
to persons applying for iree peddler's licenses and 
moved Its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Eesolved, That for the future no petitions for free 
licenses shall be entertained by tnis Council unless 
said petition shall have the full name of the peti- 



tioner and ihe number and street written upon 
said petition when application Is made. 

PETITIONS. 

Petition of John Sammun for free peddler's li- 
cense was, on motion of Aid. Hildreth, 
Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Petition of Benjamin Wolf for a free peddler's li- 
cense was, on motion of Aid. Dixon. 
Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Petition of Theophilas A. Walsh for free peddler's 
license for six months was, on motion of Aid. 
Whitaker, 

Granted. 

Petition of citizens for the abatement of a nui- 
sance on Stewart avenue, between Dwight and 
Catherine streets, was, on motion of Aid. Hil- 
dreth, 

Referred to the Board of Health. 

Petition of T. S, Batleher for a free peddler's li- 
cense was, on motion of Aid. Daggy, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of P. Hayden for damages on account of 
filling Twenty-second street, at the Police Station, 
higher than the established grade, was, on motion 
of Aid. Holden, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of citizens for abatement of a nuisance 
on the upper part of Healy slough, caused by oflfal 
from Mlcnael Kennedy's slaughter-house, was, on 
motion of Aid. Hildreth, 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Petition of Sarah B. Larsen, m regard lo injuries 
received by reason of a defective sidewalk, was, on 
motion of Aid. Holden, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of W. K. McAllister, Judge of the Re- 
corder's Court, and Dan. O'Hara. Clerk of said 
Court, and others. In relation to the location of the 
Recorder's Court room In the new city hall, was, on 
motion of Aid. Holden, 

Referred to Committee on Public Buildings. 

Petition of citizens for the vacation of Lumber 
street, between Union and Halsted streets, was, on 
motion of Aid. Calkins, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Remonstrance against planking alley between 
Wabash and Michigan avenues, from Jackson to 
Van Buren streets, was, on motion of Aid. Hahn, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, 

Petition of James McCormlck for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Geo. I'owell, 
Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Remonstrance against paving Twenty-first street, 
between Wabash avenue ana State street, until 
after widening of State street, was, on motion of 
Aid. Cox, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

Petition of citizens, asking that the sale of horses 
by auction in the streets be prohibited, was, on 
motion of Aid. Woodard, 

Referred to Committee on Markets. 

Petition of Charles Becker for a fiee peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Carney, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of R. Rofl'aderoz for free peddler's li- 
cense, was, on motion of Aid. Carney, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 



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Petition of William Frey for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was, on motion of Aid. Hahn, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of J. M. M'Mahon for free peddler's li- 
cense, was. on motion of Aid. Hahn, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Patrick Quin for a free peddler's license 
was, on motion of Aid. Gill, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Carl Munk for a free^intelligence office 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Hertinff, 
Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Petition for free intelligence office for Mrs. Mary 
Johnson, was, on motion of Aid. Carney, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petitionof John O'Neil for the refunding of a 
tine, was, on motion of Aid. Daggy, 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Harriet E. Carpenter and C. H. Leon- 
ard for passage of an ordinance prohibiting " raids 
upon the houses of prostitution in Chicago," and 
to provide that fines and imprisonments for offenses 
of this kind be confined to the male patrons and 
visitors of these houses, which, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Petition of citizens for a sewer on Jefferson 
street, from Sixteenth street to Twenty-second 
street, was, on motion of Aid. Woodard, 

Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Petition of Henry Bresner for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was, on motion of Aid. Carney, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

A.ld. Hi! dreth presented an order directing the 
Board of Public Works to prepare an ordinance for 
constructing a bridge at Mitchell street, which, on 
motion of Aid. Woodard, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order in relation to 
opening Water street, from Mitchell street to Cath- 
erine street, which, on his motion, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Pstition of Henry Sloh for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was, on motion of Aid. McGrath, 
Granted. 

PetitioET of Mary Harrington for damages sus- 
tained from falling through a defective sidewalk, 
was, on motion of Aid. Carney, 

Referred to Committee on Finance, 

Petition of James P. Shaw for appointment as 
Asistant City Weigher, was, on motion of Aid. 
Woodard, 

Referred to Committee on Markets, 

Aid. Tyler presented the petition of Wm, Smith 
for a free peddler's license, which, on his motion, 
was 

Granted. 

Aid. Buehler presented the petition of Fritz 
Plotz for a free peddler's license, and moved that 
the prayer of the petition be granted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of P. R. Bowen, asking the passage of 
an accompanying resolution, directing the City 
Collector to stop the collection of the assessment 
for improving Park avenue, between Reuben and 
Leavitt streets. 

Aid, Woodard moved that the prayer of the pe- 
tition be granted and the resolution adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Eesolved^ That the City Collector is hereby in- 
structed to stop the collection of the special assess- 
ment for curbing, grading and paving Park avenue, 
between Reuben and Leavitt streets, and that he 



at once make up a detailed report to this Council 
of the portion of said assessment already paid in, 
with a view to its return to the persons entitled 
thereto. 

The Presiding Officer brought up for the consid- 
eration of the Council the fact that Aid. Heenan, of 
the Sixth Ward, was not a member of any commit- 
tee of the Council, for the reason that the list of 
standing committees had been named before his 
election, and stated that some action of the Coun- 
cil would be necessary in order to place the Alder- 
man upon a committee. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the subject he referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary and the Presiding 
Officer. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Holden moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the resolution providing for the appoint- 
ment of a special committee to investigate certain 
charges made concerning the petition for the com- 
mutation of the sentence of Daniel Walsh had been 
adopted. 

Aid. Gill moved that the motion of Aid. Holden 
be laid on the table. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes ana noes, and the 
motion to reconsider was laid on the table by 
tile following vote : 

Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Bat- 
ter man, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, 
Campbell, Gill, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, Tyler, 
Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, 
Mr, President— 30, 

iVbes— Cox, Somers, Hickey, Holden, Wilce— 5. 

SUSPENSION OF THE EULES. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking up the report of the Se- 
lect Committee on the Walsh petition. 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes—Go^^ Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Calkins, 
Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey. Batterman, Hil- 
dreth, W. S. Powell, George fowell, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, fcjjieil, Buehler, McGrath, Tyler, Bengley, 
Carney, Herting, McCauley, Mr. President— 29. 

iVoes— Somers, Montgomery, Hickey, Holden, 
Wilce, Kehoe— 6. 

Aid. Campbell then presented the report of the 
Committee, which, on motion of Aid. Dixon, was 

Laid over and published. 

The followiEg is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

In Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee, to whom was referred the in- 
vestigation of the alleged fraud with reference to 
the Walsh petition, beg leave to report that they 
have had the matter under consideration and find 
that two petitions were circulated, one of which 
was written on abstract paper with the margin on 
the right hand side, while the other was written on 
legal cap paper, with the margin on the left hand 
side— the legal cap paper being about one inch nar- 
rower than the other. The first contained the lan- 
guage reflecting upon the character of the wife of 
Walsh as published, but contained no prayer for 
the commutation of the death sentence to life im- 
prisonment, and simply asked Executive clemency. 

To this petition there were but six names signed, 
five of which are signed officially. 

The other petition was a brief prayer, written 
upon legal cap paper, asking the commutation of 
the death sentence to life imprisonment, with no 
allusions to the character of the murdered wife. 
To this latter petition there are the names of twenty- 
five Aldermen signed, none of which, however, are 
signed officially. 

Your Committee find that, after these names were 
signed, the head of this said petition was cut oft', by 
some person or persons, to your Committee un- 
known, and the said decapitated petition, having 
nothing remaining upon it but the said names, was 
then attached to the other petition by three brass 



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paper fasteners, as the document itself will more 
fully show— your Committee having in their pos- 
session a certified copy of the same in word, in 
sheet, and in kind ot paper, and in form of the 
orie:inal, on file in the Executive Department, at 
Springfield. In conclusion, your Committee wo\ild 
fnrther state that a gross fraud has not only been 
perpetrated on members of this Council, but also 
upon His Excellency Governor Palmer, in thus 
fraudulently presenting a petition to him which, as 
to twenty-five members ot this Council, was never 
signed by them, but whose names have fraudulently 
been attached, as above stated. 

J. L. Campbell, 
Jas. J. McGbatii, 
P. Daggy, 
Thomas Carney, 
Wm. S. Powell. 

REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS. 

The Board of Public Works presented 
An assessment roll for curbing with curb-stones, 
grading and planking with pine plauk the alley 
running north and south through block 5, frac- 
tional section 15, Addition to Chicago (excepting 
sach portions of the above described work which 
have been already done in a suitable manner). 

Aid. Holden moved that the assessment roll be 
confirmed. 

The motion prevailed, and the assessment roll 
was confirmed by the passage of the order of con- 
firmation attached thereto. 

The order of confirmation is as follows : 

ORDER OF CONFIRMATION. 

Whereas, Due notice has been given by the 
Commissioners of the Board of Public Works of 
their filing with the City Clerk the foregoing as- 
sessment roll : and whereas, the said Commission- 
ers have applied to the Common Council for confir- 
mation of said assessment, and no objections there- 
to having been filed, it is, therefore, 

Ordered^ That the said assessment be, and the 
same hereby is, confirmed. It is fnither ordered 
that a warrant be issued for the collection thereof. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for water service ipipe or 
pipes from certain lots connecting with public 
main in Canalport avenue, between Canal street 
and Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hickey, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed 
by ayes and noes, follows : 

Cox, Somers^ Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, Da?gy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Traoey, Hickey, Batterman. Hildreth, W. S. 
Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce,Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard. McCotter, Robinson. Camp- 
bell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Bengley, 
Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. President— 
34. 

iVoes— None. 

Also,g 

A report and ordinance lor water service pipe or 
pipes from certain lots connecting with public 
main in Monroe street, between State street and 
Clark street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Som- 
ers, the ordinance was p"it upon its passage, and 
passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

J yes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan. Dixon, Hahn, 
Monteomery, Calkins, Daggy, Wbitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
Geo. Powell, Holden, Wilce,RTis--ell,Walsh,Wood8rd, 
McCotter, Robinson, Camnbell. Gill, Shell, Mc- | 
Grath, Tyler, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Mr. President— 34 

A^oes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for water service pipe or 
pipes from certain lots connecting with public 
main in Qnincy street, between State street and 
Clark street. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Dixon, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed 
by ayes and noes, as follews : 

Ayes—Qoyi, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman. Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Robinfon, Campbell, Gill, 
Sheil, McGrath, Tyler, Bengley, Carney, Herting, 
McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. President— 34. 

A^oes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for water service pipe or 
pipes from certain lots connecting with public 
main in Illinois street, between North Wells street 
and Kingsbury street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Car- 
ney, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by ayes and noes as follows : 

^?/es— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins. Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell. Holden, Wilce, Bussell, Walsh, 
Woodard. McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, 
Sheil, McGrath, Tyler, Bengley, Cirney, Herting, 
McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. President— SI. 

iVoes— None. 

Also. 



A report and ordinance for water service pipe or 
pipes from certain lets connecting with public 
main in Third avenue, between dackson street and 
Taylor street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hahn, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed 
by ayes and noes, as follows : 

J.?/es— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, Dagsry, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman„ Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, 
Sheil, McGrath, Tyler, Bengley. Carney, Herting, 
McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. President— .34. 

iVoes— None. 

Also, 

A renort and ordinance for improving Southwest- 
ern avonue, from West Twelfth street to present 
western city limits. 

A report and ordinance providing for the vacation 
of a portion of Fleetwood street and Redfield street, 
and of an alley running from Fleetwood street to 
McHenry street, between Wabansia avenue and 
Redfield street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side 
of Ashland avenue, from Blackhawk street to North 
avenue. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides 
of Robey street, from West Kinzie street to Hub- 
bard street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south side 
of Wilcox street, from Western avenue to California 
street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side 
of Ada street, from Hubbard street to West Kinzie 
street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north 
side of Harbine street, from Lincoln street to 
Caa pbell street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
siaes of Seymour street, from West Kinzie street 
to West Lake street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south 
side of North avenue, from the river to Ridgeville 
road. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south 
side of West Van Buren street, from Western ave- 
nue to Rockwell street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side 
of Burlington street, from Sixteenth street to 
Eighteenth street. 

A report and ordinance concerning the change of 
grade at and near the intersection of Canal street 
and West Adams street. 



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All Of which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Also 

A report and ordinatice for sidewalk on south 
side of Lyman street, from Deerintj street to Lock 
street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north 
side of Thirtieth street, from Clark street to Went- 
worth avenne. 

A report and ordinance tor sidewalk on east side ' 
of Lock street, from Archer avenue to Fuller 
street. 

All of which were 

"Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys of 
the South Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for seven lamp posts on 
Woodland Park. 

A report and ordinance for three lamp posts on 
Oak street, from Rush street to Lake Michigan. 

Both of which were referred t® Committee on 
Gas Lights. 

Also, 

Report and ordinance for widening and dredging 
river, defining dock lines, and constructing bridge 
It Twenty-second street. 

Referred to Committee on Harhor and Bridges. 

The City Comptroller presented his statement of 
:he receiuts and expenditures of the city of Chi- 
cago for the month of December, 1869, which, on 
notion of Aid. Holden, was 

Placed on file. 

Also, 

The City Comptroller presented a report of bids 
•eceived for lots for engine houses and police sta- 
tions. 

Aid. Holden moved that the report be published 
ind referred to the Coro.mittee on Fire and Water. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

CiTT Comptroller's Office, ) 
Chicago, Jan. 31, 3870. f 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled : 

The undersigned, in accordance v,rith a resolu- 
ion of your honorable body directing him to ad- 
vertise for lots for engine houses, &c., begs leave 
,o report that he has advertised and has received 
he following oflere, tne original of which are here- 
o attached : 

S.E. corner Butterfleld and Thirty-second streets, 
13x100 ; price, Sg2,300. 

Thirty first, near Wentworth av I'.ne, 50x113; 
)rice, 13,000, 

Burnside, between Twentv-ninth a:"! Thirtieth 
streets, 50x110 : price, $2,500. 

Botterfield street, between Thirty-^*, i oad arid 
rhirty-thirci streets, 25x100 ; price, S1,00U. 

East of Wentworth avenue, *^0xll3 ; price, f 3,000. 

Asylum place, near Sedgwick street, 50x125 ; price, 
ro 000. 

Sedgwick street, near Asylum place, 72 ft. front ; 
)rice, $7,200. 

Asylum place, near Lincoln place, 153 ft. front ; 
)rice. S5,000. 

N. W. corner Clark street and Belden avenue, 96 
t. front ; price, $10,000. 

S, E. corner Asylum place and Lincoln place. 106 
;t. front ; price, $8,056. 

N. 60 ft. Lot 3, Sub. Block 21 (except W. -366 ft. N. 
88.35 ft.) Canal Trustees' Sub. of part of Sec. 33, 
r. 40, N. R. 14 E. 3d P. M ; price, $4,200. 

May street, near Twenty-second street, 48x100 ; 
)rice, $1,920. 

English, near May street, 70..fix202 ; price, $3,000, 
Evans street, near May, l^Sx^Oo ; price, $5,000. 
K. W. corner Chicago avenue and Dearborn 
! street, 100x150; price, $32,000. 



Crosby street, near Lanabee, 50x125 ; price, $3,750. 
Hawthorne avenue, near Larrabee, 50x125 ; price, 
$3,750. 

Chicago avenue, nenr Bremer, 48x130; price, 
$7,000. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Giio. Taylor, 
Comptroller. 

The City Attorney submitted his report of suitss 
pending and terminated, with lists aUached, since 
the commencement of bis term of office, ai<d the 
draft of an ordinance concerning the duties of Po- 
lice Court Clerks. 

Aid, Holden moved that the report be published, 
and the ordinance referred to the Clerk for en- 
grossment 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Honorable, the Common Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

In compliance with an ordinance in relation to 
the duties of the City Attorney, I herewith furnish 
your honorable body with a list of all suits insti- 
tuted and pending in the Courts of record, in which 
the City of Chicago is plaintifl" or defendant ; also 
with a list of the cases which have been disposed of 
since the commencement of my term of cffice, and 
the result in each, and of which the following is a 
summary, viz : 

SUITS PENDING. 
SUPEKIOB COURT OF CITY OF CHICAGO. 

Original suits. Chancery 21 ) 

Original suits. Law 159 V- 289 

Appeals from Police Court 1C9 ) 

CliiCUIT COURT, COOK COUNTY. 

Original suits. Chancery lu i 

Original suits. Law 7 I 101 

Appeals irom Police Court 84 ) 

recorder's COURT, 

Appeals from Police Court 84 

UmTED STATES CIRCUIT COURT. 

Original suits, Chancery 8s 

Original suits. Law 5i 

Supreme Court of the United States 7 

Supreme Court of Illinois 40 

Total number of suits pending 534 

Number of cases disposed of since the commence- 
ment of my term of office : 

Appeal cases resulting in favor of the city 104 

Appeal cases resulting against the city 2 

Original suits resulting in favor of the city 3 

Original suits resulting against the city 3 

Total number of cases disposed of 112 

Of the five cases which resulted in a judgment 
aff'ainst the city, two were appeal cases, in 
which the city became liable only for costs. 

Of the remaining three, the case of John W. Cra- 
nsy by his next friend, against the city, was an ac- 
tion to recover damages for the breaking of the 
plaintiff's leg by falling through a defective side- 
walk on Catharine street, in the month of August, 
1868. and resulted in a judgment against the city for 
$300. 

The suit of Alex. White vs. the City was brought 
to recover wages, a balance alleged to be due him 
under an appointment by the Board of Police Com- 
missioners for one year, he having been discharged, 
at the end of sixmonths,there being no further need 
of his services. He recovered judgment for M00.50. 
Being of the opinion that the city was not liable in 
this action, an appeal ^was taken to the Supreme 
Court. 

The third and last was the suit of Charlotte A. 
Schock to recover damages sustained by the break- 
ing of the plaintiff's leg in December, 1868, 
by falling on a sidewalk on Harrison street. The 



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verdict of the jury was for the plaintiff and damages 
of $1,750. The case now stands on a motion by the 
city for a new trial. With the great number of 
cases pending in which the city is a party, I have 
found it impossible to give that labor and attention 
to many of them which is desirable, and which a 
proper regard for the interests of the city demand. 
With a view to obviate this difficulty to some ex- 
tent, I beg leave to suggest to your honorable 
body the propriety of the adoption of an ordinance 
for the appointment of a Prosecuting Attorney for 
the Police Courts, as is provided for in section 16, 
chapter 11, of the City Charter. While there seems 
to me to be a necessity for the services 
of such an officer, I am of opinion that 
more than the amount of the salary which 
would have to be paid him, would be saved to the 
city eachyear if that officer should prove to be hon- 
est and efficient in the discharge of his duties. 

My associate, the Counsel to the Corporation, is 
also of the same opinion. I beg leave also to pre- 
sent to your honorable body another suggestion, 
which has been made to me by the Corporation 
Counsel, which is embodied in a proposed ordi- 
nance herewith attached, and which, if approved by 
you, it is believed will greatly aid the Law Depart- 
ment in its efforts to dispose of the great number of 
appeal cases now pending in such a manner as may 
best promote the course of justice and protect the 
interest of the city. 

Soon after the commencement of my term of of- 
fice I caused an examination to be made of the 
appeal cases in which the city was a party. In a 
large number of these cases I found that the appeal 
bonds had been abstracted from the files. An 
order of Court since m ide, however, which permits 
me to take the appeal bonds for safe keeping, will 
obviate thla difficulty hereafter. Upon an examin- 
ation of those still remaining, I found that a great 
number of the sureties thereon were worthless, so 
that suits upon such bonds would result only in 
costs to the city. With the view of removing, in 
some extent, this difficulty hereafter, I proposed a 
printed form of an oath to be exacted from such 
surety (a copy of which is herewith appended), with 
ttie intention of having these members of the 

straw bail fraternity," prosecuted for perjury, if 
their statements as to their pecuniary responsi- 
bility should hereafter prove to have been false. 

This measure meets the approval of the Clerks of 
the various Courts of record, and of the Police 
Courts, 

Without their aid the plan would have failed, but 
with the hearty co operation which they have given 
me, there has already been a great decrease in the 
number of appeals to the higher courts, and in 
those that have been taken, a much greater cer- 
tainty that the rights and interests of the city will 
be protected. 

In conclusion, I desiie, through your honorable 
body, to acknowledge the able assistance which has 
been given to me by the Counsel to the Corpora- 
tion, and the ready response by the officers of the 
Police and other departments of the city govern^ 
ment, whenever, in the discharge of my duties, i 
have had occasion to apply to them for aid or in- 
formation. ' I. N. Stiles, 

City Attorney, 

Chicago, January 29, 1870. 
The following is the ordinance : 
An obdinance concerning the duties of Clerks of 
the Police Courts : 

Section 1, Be it ordained by the Common Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicaaro, that it shall be the duty 
of each of the Clerks of the Police Courts, upon 
Saturday, at the close of each week to make a writ- 
ten report to the City Attorney, containing the 
number of cases in which appeals have been taken 
during the week, in the court of which he is clerk ; 
the title of each case ; the offense charged, or cause 
of action : the name and residence of each witness 
sworn, and the name and residence of each bonds- 
man in every case so appealed, and the title of the 
court to which such appeal has been taken. 

Sec. 2, It shall be the duty of each of said Clerks 
to enter upon the dockets, in every case, in the eaid 
Police Courts, The name ana residence of each and 
every witness sworn in such case ; such entry to be 



made at the time of swearing such witness. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Thomas 
McMahon, as Special Constable, which, on motion 
of Aid. Carney, was 

Approved. 

Also, 

The official bond of John Savage, as Special Con- 
stable, which, on motion of Aid. Tyler, was 
Approved. 

Also, 

The official bond of Charles T. Hale, as Special 
Constable, which, on motion of Aid. Donnellan, 
was 

Approved, 

Also, 

The official bond of Saville Stoll, as Special Con- 
stable, which, on motion of Aid. Hahn, was 
Approved. 

Also, 

The official bond of Andrew Moynihan, as Spe- 
cial Constable, which, on motion oC Aid. Donnel- 
lan, was 

Approved. 

Also, 

The official bond of Patrick H, Dwyer, as Spe- 
cial Constable, which, on motion of Aid. Dixon, 
was 

Approved, 

The School Agent presented a report covering an 
application from J. H. Rees & Co, for the purchase 
of school lands in Sec, 21, 37, 14, which, on motion 
of Aid. Calkins, was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Fish Inspector presented a report asking the 
passage of an accompanying ordinance relating to 
the inspection of salted fresh water fish, which, on 
motion of Aid. Calkins, was 

Referrea to Committee on Markets. 

The Inspector of Steam Boilers presented a re- 
port asking the passage of an accompanying ordi- 
nance for the further protection of life and prop- 
erty from steam boiler explosions, which, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Woodard, was 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 



ENGROSSED ORDINANCES. 

The Clerk presented an engrossed ordinance reg- 
ulating the speed of vehicles and size of loads j 
through Washington street tunnel. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the ordinance be 
passed, and demanded the ayes and noes. ' 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : i 
Somers, Donjiellan, Dixon, Hahu, Mont- 
gomery, Calkins, uagery, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, 
Campbell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Bengley, ; 
Carney, Herting, McCuuley, Kehoe, Mr, President - 
-30. 

^Toes—^Ri\dreth—l. 

TJie following is the ordinance as passed : 
An ordinance prescribing the speed of animalsi 

and vehicles and size of loads in Washington^ 

street tunnel. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City ! 

of Cliicago : ' 

Section 1. That no person shall ride, lead ori 
drive any horse or other animal, nor any vehicle efi 
any sort, through Washington street tunnel, in theit 
city of Chicago, or either of its approaches, at & 
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Sec. 2. That no person shall drive, or assist in 
driving, into or through said tunnel, or its ap- 
proaches, any loose horse, horses, or loose cattle, or 
any loose animal of any sort. 

Sec. 3. That no person shall lead or drive into 
said tunnel, or into either of its approaches, any 
cart or other vehicle loaded with loose hay or straw, 
or like bulky or coinbustiole material, or any vehi- 
cle the dimensions of which, including Us load, 
shall exceed ten (lU) feet in height or eight (S) feet 
in width. 

SEC. 4. That any person violating any of the pro- 
visions of eit her of the foregoing sections shall, on 
conviction, pay a fine of not less than five dollars, 
nor exceeding twenty five dollars, for each offense. 

Also. 

An engrossed ordinance authorizing the iseue of 
GOO river improvement bonds of the denomination 
of §1,000 each. 

Aid. Holden moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

^?/65— Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, Calkins, Daggy, Whitaker. Heenan, Tracey, 
flickey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, McCot- 
ter, Kobinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, 
Tyler, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Mr. president— 31. 

iVbe^— Woodard— 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed ; 
AN OKDINANCE 

Authorizing the issue of 500 oondsof f 1,000 each 
'for the deepening of the Illinois and Michigan 
.canal. 

\Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

I Section 1. That the Board of Public Works are 
ihereby authorized to issae from time to time as 
shall be necessary for the pnrpose hereinafter 
named, five hundred (500) Kiver Improvement 
bonds of the denomination of one thousand (1,000) 
I dollars each, to be dated Jan. 1, 18TO, and to be 
made payable July 1, 1895. Said bonds will be is- 
!sued with coupons for Interest at the rate of seven 
l(7) per centum per annum, payable semi-annually, 
Jan. 1 and Jaly 1, in each year, both principal and 
interest being payable in New York ; said issue to- 
gether wiih the sale of said bonds and the custody 
and application of their proceeds will be made in 
accordance with the provisions of an act of the Gen- 
eral Assembly of the State of Illinois, approved 
Feb. 15, 1865, and entitled, '■'An act to amend an 
act entitled ' An act to reduce the charter of the 
city of Chicago and the several amendments thereof 
into one act, and to revise the same approved Feb. 
13, 1863." The proceeds of said bonds will be ap- 
plied to the deepening of the Illinois and Michigan 
canal, according to the plan adopted by the Com- 
mon Council of the city of Chicago by ordinance 
passed June 5, 1865. 

Also, 

An engrossed ordinance providing for the pay- 
ment of special taxes and assessments as have 
been levied on property belonging to the city of 
Chicago. 

Aid. Holden moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

J.?/es— Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, Calkins, Daggy, WhitaUer, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S, Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Eussell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, 
Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Bengley, Carney, Herting, 
McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President- 34. 
None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Providing for the payment of the special taxes 
and assessments as have been levied upon the prop- 
erty belonging to the city. 



Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

SECTION 1. That the Comptroller be, and is here- 
by,instructed to pay before the coming citv tax sales 
all such special taxes or assessments as have been 
levied during the past year, upon the property be- 
longing to the city of Chicago, in accordance Avith 
the list hereto appended. 

Warrant No. 567.— Planking alley, in Brainard & 
Evans' Addition, lot 26, blocK 8 ; assessment, 
$38.39. 

Warrant No. 618— Sidewalk in S. E, Sec. 21, lot 
7. block 19 ; assessment, $71.10. 

Warrant No. 636.— Lamp posts in W, ^ and W. »4 
N. E. 14 Sec. 17, block 10 ; assessment, $56.96. 

Warrant No. 659.— Paving Archer avenue in S. E. 
14 Sec. 21, lots 9, 12 and 14, block 26, and sub-lots 41), 

41 and 42, lots 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 45 ; assessment, 
p4.03. 

Warrant No. 671.— Curbing and filling Illinois 
street, in Newberry's Addition, lots 19 and 20, 
block 12 ; assessment, $259.38. 

Warrant No. 674.— Paving West Twelfth street, in 
N. W. 14 Sec. 21, lots 7 and 8, block 68 ; assessment, 
$48.75. 

Warrant No. 679. — Paving West Madison street, 
in W. Vi and W. N. E. 14 Sec. 17, block 10 ; as- 
sessment, $45.02. 

Warrant No. 689.— Paving West LaKe street, in 
Sec. 7, 39, 14 ; sub-lots 1 to 12 and 51, lot 2. block 

42 ; assessment, $111.57. 

Warrant No. 713.— Graveling Wabansia avenue, in 
Sheffield's Addition, N. E. 14, block 25; assess- 
ment, $19.61. 

Warrant No, 719— New Assessment, — Paving 
West Lake street, in Original Town, aub-lot 1, lots 
6 and 7, block 24 ; assessment, $268.60. 

Warrant No. 72(). — Paving South Park avenue, in 
W. Va Sec. 27, lot 1, block 60 ; assessment, $834.47. 

Warrant No. 730.— Opening Mitchell street, in N. 
W. J4 Sec. 2i, lots 5 and 6, block 56 ; assessment, 
$257." 

^ Warrant No. 749.— Paving Archer avenue, in 
aouth Branch AQdition, lot 14, block 13 ; assess- 
ment, $14. 

Warrant No. 754.— Lamp posts, in Original Town, 
E. N. 23 ft., sub-lot 5, lot 5, block 41 ; assessment, 
$5. 

W arrant No. 761. — Lamp posts, m part Sec. 33, 4i!, 
14 ; assessment, $36. 

Warrant No. 775.— Paving Ohio street, in New- 
berry's Addition, lots 12, 18 and 14; block 5 ; as- 
sessment, $1,056.32. 

Warrant No. 775.— Paving Ohio street, in Wol- 
coll's'Addltion, lots 1, 2 and 3 ; block 20 ; assess- 
ment, $1,358.82. 

Warrant No. 782 —Paving Aberdeen street, in W. 
14 and W. Vz N. E. 34 Sec. 17, lot 7, block 14 ; as- 
sessment, $1,377.89. 

Warrant No, 787.— Curbing and filling West Jack- 
son street, in School Section Addition, lot 22, block 
46 ; assessment, $85-3.80. 

Warrant No.79S,— Water service pipes, in Original 
Town, lot 6 and W. % of 7, block 58 ; assessment. 
$185. 

Warrant No. 797,— Water service pipes, in W. 14 
Sec. 27, block 34 ; assessment, $111.55. 

Warrant No. 802.— Private drains on Eighteenth 
street, S. E. H Sec. 21, lot 1, block 19 ; assessment, 
$78.08; 

Warrant No. 806. — Private drams on Madison 
street, m Original Town, lot 6 and W. % of 7, block 
58 : assessment, $201,02. 

Warrant No. 808.— Widening Thirty-gecond 
street, in Tyler's subdivision S. % N. E. 14 N. W. 

Sec, 84, &c., lots 39 to 48, block 2 ; assessment, 
$417. 

Warrant N J. 810.— Lamp posts, in part of Sec. 33, 
40, 14 ; assesement, $252. 

Warrant No. 857.— Lamp posts, in School S action 
Addition, N. ^, lot 1, block 83 ; assessment, 
$17.02. 

vv arrant No. 857.— Lamp posts, in School Section 
Addition, lots 23, 24, 25 and 26 ; block 90 ; assess - 
ment, $26.45. 

Warrant No. 859.— Paving Washington street, in 
Original Town, except 23 ft, sub-lot 5, lot 5, block 
41 ; assessment, $211,62. 



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Warrant No. 861.— Paving North Sangamon street, 
in Ogden's Addition, lots 13, 13, 14, 15 and 30, block 
14 : assessment, $2,322.37'. 

Warrant No. 887.— Lamp posts, in S. E. M Sec. 21, 
Bub-lots 40, 41 and 43 : iota 3, 3, 4 and 5 ; block 45 ; 
asseesmont, $16.95. 

Warrant No. 905.— Lamp posts, in Ogden's Addi 
tion, lot 12, block 14 ; assessment. $8.40. 

Warrant No. ^18.— Lamp posts, Luflin^s Subdi- 
vision, in N. E. 14 Sec. 21, lot 39 ; ussessment, 
$5.88. 

Warrant No. 927. — Lamp posts, in Biishnell's Ad- 
dition, lot 6, north 200 It. block 17 ; assessment, 
$18,115. . 

Warrant No. 938.— Curbing and filling Fourth 
avenue, in School Section Addition, lot 13, north 
10 ft. 18 and south 25 ft. of north 36 fc. 19, block 130 ; 
assessment, $512.81. 

Warrant No. 942.— Paving Union street, in Ori- 
ginal Town, north 34 ft. of lots 32, 33, 34 and 35, 
block 65; assessment, $352.68. 

Warrant No, 943.— Paving Union street, in Ori- 
ginal Town, sub-lots 5 and 6, lots 26, 37 and 28, 
block 69 ; assessment, $500.30. 

Warrant No. 948.— Lamp posts, in W. Si C. 37, 
block 84 ; assessment, $39. 

Warrant No. 953.— Planning alleys, in S. E. H 
Sec. 31, sub-lots 40, 41 and 43 ; lots 2, 3, 4 and 5 ; 
block 45 ; assessment, $383.77. 

Warrant No. 955.— Paving West Harrison street, 
in School Section Addition, lots 17, 18, 19 and 20, 
block 6 ; assessment, $1,987.60. 

Warrant No. 969.— Lamp posts, in W. H Sec. 27, 
lo«", 1, blocls: 68 ; assessment, $i:*.68. 

Warrant No. 979.— Paving Illinois street, in Wol- 
cott's Addiriou, lots 10, 11, 12 and 13, block 7 ; as- 
sessment. $613.60. 

Warrant No. 1065.— Extending Franklin street, 
in Original Town, except north 23 ft. of sub-lot 5, 
lot 5, block 41; assessment, $600. 

Warrant No. 1065.— Extending Franklin street, in 
School Section Addition. N. 4£ of lots 1 and 8, 
block 83 ; assessment, $2,149.55, 

Warrant No. 1065.— Extending Franklin street, in 
School Section Addition, lots 17 to 36, block 9ij ; 
assessment, $568.04. 

Total assessments, $17,385.03, 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys 
West Division, on the petition for repeal of the or- 
dinance and annulling: the assessment for opening 
an ailey in Blocii 18, Duncan's addition, laid over 
and published J an. 34, 1870. 

Aid. Woodard presentea the remonstrance of W. 
rl. Carter and others against the repeal of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Holden moved that the ordinance be re- 
ferred to the Cleik for engrossment. 

Aid. Woodard demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the ordinance was referred to the Clerk for engross- 
ment by the following vote : 

AyesSomevs, Donnellan, Hahn, Daggy, Whit- 
aker. Heenan, Tracey, Batterman, W. 6. Powell, 
George fowell, Holden, Wilce, Kobinson, Camp- 
bell, Gill, McGrath, Tyler, Kehoe— 18. 

iVoes— Dixon, Montsromery, CalRins, Hickey, 
Hildretb, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, 
Shell, Buehler, Bengley, Carney, McCauley, Mr. 
President— 15. 

Report of Committee on Bridewell on resolution 
of Aid. McCauley, laid over and published Jan. 
24, 1870. 

Aid. Donellan moved that the report be laid on 
the table temporarily. 
The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Schools on the communi- 
cation from the Board of Education in relation to 
the Dearborn School building, laid over and pub- 
lished Jan. 34, 1870. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Schools on the report of 
the Special Committee on the communication of 



Hon. J ohn Wentworth, laid over and published 
Jan. 24, 1870. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolutions attached thereto. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the resolutions as adopted : 
Resolved^ That the Council elect turee appraisers 
to appraise all property on said La Salle street be- 
longing to tlie city of Chicago, which has been in- 
volved in said question of title, and that the Comp- 
troller be authorized to rent the same at six per 
cent, on said valuation for the term of twenty years 
from the time when the title to said property was 
declared by the courts to be vested in the city. 
Said lease to be given, in manner and form, and 
subject to the same conditions as now provided by 
law for the rental of school lauds. 

Resolved^ That the Comptroller be authorized to 
advertise for bids for the rental of any of said prop- 
erty not now occupied. 

Report of the Committee on Schools on tbe com- 
munication of the Board of Education, in relation 
to a school site on Morgan street, between Fourth 
and Erie streets, laid over and published Jan. 24. 
1870. 

Aid. Woodard moved to concur in the report and 
pass tne order attached thereto. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered^ That the Comptroller be, and he hereby 
is, authorized to purchase lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 
north 17 feet of lot 8, block 29, Ogden's Addition to 
Chicago, being 317 feet front, more or less, on Mor- 
gan street, and between i^'ourth and Erie streets, 
at a price not exceeding $90 per foot, to be paid tor 
in city bonds at par, provided that the Corporation 
Counsel gives his opinion, in writing, that the title 
is perfect. 

Report of Committee on Schools in relation to 
the erection of a school house on Twelfth street, 
between Third and Fourth avenues, laid over and 
published Jan. 34, 1870. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the report be laid on the 
table temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Com mittee on Fire and Water on the 
communication from the Board of Police, asking 
for the purchase of sites for engine-houses, laid 
over, and published Jan. 34, 1870. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be laid on the 
table temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Finance, on petition of 
the United Hebrew Relief Association for remis- 
sion of taxes on the Jewish Hospital, laid over and 
published Jan. 34, 1870. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur in the report, and 
demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

J.?/(gs— Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Calkins, Daggy, 
Whitaker, Heenan, f- Trace j, Hickey, Batterman, 
Hiklreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, 
Wilce, Rust^ell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Rob- 
inson, Campbell. Gili, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, 
Tyler, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Ke- 
hoe, Mr. President— 32. 

A'oes— Montgomery— 1. 

Aid. Holden moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 

Aid. Wilce demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost, by the following vote : 

J.?/e^;— Donnell'in, Montgomery, C-alkins, Daggy, 
Tra<;ey, George Powell, Russell, Walsn, Woodard, 
McCotter, o.obinson, Campbell, Gill, Buehler, Mc- 
Cauley— 15. 

jA^0€5— Somers, Dixon, Hahn, Whitaker. Heenan, 
Hildreth. W. S. Powell, Holden, Wilce, Shell, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Bengley, Carney, Herting, Kehoe, 
Mr. President— 17. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on the resolu- 
tions of Aid. McCauley, in relation to fees received 
by various city oilicers, laid over and published 
Jan. 34, 1870. 



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Aid. Holden moved te concur in the report, and 
adopt the resolutions, 
Tbe motion prevailed. 

The following are the resolutions as adopted : 

Whereas, The people of the city are at the pres- 
ent time laboring under grievous burdens arising 
from depression in business and heavy taxes levied 
to defray the expenses and carry on the General 
Government, State and city governments ; and, 

Wheeeas, There is a universal demand on the 
part of the people for economy in our public affairs 
and to arrest every species of extravagance ; and 

Whebeas, There are many offices in this city 
which have been created from time to time by ordi- 
nances under amendments to the city charter, 
which empower those holding said offices to exer- 
cise their powers upon the people, and to receive 
for their services fees, perquisites, and emolu- 
ments ; and, 

Whereas, Many of said officers are exercising 
their functions entirely independent of this Coun- 
cil or the city government, and, even if required, 
do not make reports of their acts and doings ; and, 

Whereas, It is commonly reported, and univer- 
sally believed. In this community, that many of 
these offices yield their occupants large sums of 
money in the shape of fees and perquisites ; and. 

Whereas, We believe it to be the wish of the 
people of this city, as evidenced by the results of 
the late election, that all public officers should be 
paid fair and reasonable compensation for their ser- 
vices in the shape of salaries, and the balance over 
and above such salaries should be paid into the 
City Treasury, for the use and benefit of the peo- 
ple ; therefore, 

JSesolved, That we are in favor of instituting 
thorough reforms in all departments of the city 
government wherever and whenever it shall be 
shown such reform is needed, and, in order to as- 
certain the facts pertaining to these matters, 

JSesolved, That the Finance Committee shall 
cause an investigation to be made into all of the 
offices of the city in the gift of this Council, and 
that each and every person who now holds an office 
in this city shall be required to make Immediate 
report to said committee, under oath, of the amount 
of fees, perquisites, and emoluments which they 
have is any way realized or collected, and also the 
amount earned by them m any way, whether yet 
collected or not. 

Keport of Committee on Judiciary on resolution 
of Aid. McCauiey in relation to claims for dam- 
ages on account of changing the grade of streets, 
laid over and published Jan. 24, 1870. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur in th?: report and 
adopt the resolution. 

After debate, 

Aid. Dixon called for the previous question. 

Aid. Hildreth demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the call was sustained by the following vote : 

Ayes— Someva. Donnellan, Hahn, montgom- 
ery. Calkins, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tra- 
cey, Holden, Wilce, Walsn, Woodard, McCot- 
ter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, 



Tyler, Bengley, Carney, MeCauley, Mr. President 
--24. 

iV^oes— Dixon, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Kussell, Buehler, Her- 
ting, Kehoe— 10. 

The question then being on the motion to con- 
cur in tue report and adopt the resolution. Aid, 
Hildreth demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somers, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomerv, Cal- 
kins, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Trauey, George 
Powell, Holden, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Kobin- 
son, Campbell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Beng- 
ley, Carney, McCauiey, Mr, President— 24 

iVO^s— Donnellan, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, 
W. S. . Powell, Wilce, Russell, Buehler, Hertlng, 
Kehoe— 10, 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Whereas, Strenuous efforts are being made by 
certain parties to have orainances and resolutions 
passed by this Council, allowing and confirming 
claims for damages said to be feustained in conse- 
quence of the grades of certain streets being 
changed and viaducts built ; and. 

Whereas, It has been decided by the various 
Courts that such damage claims cannot be sus- 
tained in any action at law against the city, the cor- 
porate authorities having full and undeniable right 
to alter and change the grades of the streets, to 
promote the general gooti of the people of the city ; 
and. 

Whereas, The Board of Public Works have 
uniformly reported against the allowing of such 
claims, believing the benefits and damages gener- 
ally to be equal ; therefore, be it 

Itesolved, That the Council will not entertain 
nor take into consideration any such claims for 
damages so sustained, and for which the city can - 
not be legally holden, believing the passage of any 
such claims, however small, to be a dangerous pre- 
cedent to establish, as it will open the door for a 
large number of such illegal claims, and be made 
a pretext for taking from the City Treasury 
thousands of dollars to satisfy the demands of par- 
ties who know tfeey canaot collect such claim.s by 
legal process. 

ADJOUENMBNT. 

Aid. Kehoe moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Hahn demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— ■S>om&xs,^ Donnellan, Dixon, Calkins, 
I^aggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Batterman, 
Wilce, Russell, Robinson, Shell, Buehler, Tyler, 
Bengley, Carney, Herting, Kehoe— 19. 

Noes — Hahn, Montgomery, Hildreth, W. S. Pow- 
ell, George Powell, Holden, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Campbell, Gill, McGrath, McCauiey— 14, 

So the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

. City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

I^esent— Aid. Donnellan, Dixon, Halin, Mont- 
gomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Wtiitaker, 
flee nan, Traeey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 

Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
iWalsh, Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, 
IBuehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Schintz, Car- 
iney, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, and Mr. President. 

Absent— Md. Cox, Somers, Robinson, Berger, 
Bengley, aad flerting. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting, held January 31, 1870, he approved with- 
out being read, * 

The motion prevailed. 

The Council proceeded to take up business in the 
order of 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Finance on the recom- 
mendation of the same Committe in relation to the 
»ale of bonds, laid over and published Jan. 24, 
1870. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the report be laid on the 
table temporarily. 
The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division, on the petition to change the name of 
Ashland avenue to Reuben avenue, laid over ana 
published Jan. 24, 1870. 

Aid. Holden presented a remonstrance against 
changing the name of Ashland avenue. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report of the Com- 
mittee and the remonstrance be placed on file 

Aid. Calkins demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes—DixoTL, Hahn, Whitaker, Hildreth. Holden, 
Wilce, Walsh, Campbell, Schintz, Carney, Mr. 
President— 11. 

iVo<?s— Donnellan. Monfgomery, Calkins, 
McAvoy, Daggy, Heenan. Tn eey, Hickey, Batter- 
iman, W. S. Powell. Geoi^e Powell, Russell, 
jWoodard, McCotter, Gill, She 1, Buehler, McGrath, 
Tyler, McCaulev, Kehoe, Devine— 23. 

Aid. Campbell moved to refer the remonetrancs 
and report to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

The motioa prevailed. 



Majority and Minority Report of the Committee 
©n Police on the communication asking for the ap- 
pointment of an additional Police Constable for 
the South Division Police Court, laid over and 
published Jan. 24, 1870. 

Aid. Dixon moved that both the reports be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Mnance on the re- 
port ©f the City Comptroller of bids received for 
the engine house on the corner of Franklin and 
Washington streets, laid over and published Jan. 
24, 1870. 

^^Ald. Calkins moved that the report be placed on 
The motion prevailed. 

Report, of Committee on Fire and Water on 
the communication of the Board of Police asKing 
the use of the building on the corner of Franklin 
and Washington streets as a house for the hose ele- 
vator and fire-escape, laid over and published Jan. 
24, 187@. 

Aid. Shell moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, Mc- 
Cotter, Gill, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Tyler, Carney, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President— 39. 

iVoe«— Holden, Wilce, Campbell— 3. 

Report of Committee on Schools on eommnnica- 
tion of Board of Education, asking for the pur- 
chase of a school site near the corner of Lincoln 
or Robey and Fourth streets, laid ©ver and pub- 
lished Jan. 24, 1870. 

Aid. Shell moved to conCEr in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Comptroller be, and he 1« 
hereby, instructed to advertise for bids for lots suf- 
ficient for a site for a school-house, said site to be 
in the vicinity of Lincoln or Robey and Foar|h 
streets, and to report any bids to the Board of Edu- 
cation made in response thereto. 

Report of the Committee on Schools on the com- 
munication from the Board of Education, asking 
for the erection of a ichool-house on Vedder street. 



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Aid, McGrath moved to concur in the report mi 
pass the order. 

The motion prerailed. 

The following ia the order as parsed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be in- 
utructed to advertise for bids for the erection, on 
tbe Vedder street school lot, of a school-house simi- 
lar in its construction to the one now being: built on 
Monroe street, near the High School bulldinisr, and 
to let the same to the lowest responsible bidder, 
and to complete and funaish said building at as 
early a day as practicable. 

The Clerk presented the following comtQunication 
from His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, I 
Chtcago. J^'eb. 7, 1870. f 
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Commun 
t/Ouncil : 

I hereby submit the following nominations, sub- 
ject to your approval : 

FOR WARD CONSTABLES. 

Second Ward— Lucian Summerfield. 
Eleventh Ward— A. B. Tobleman. 

Very respectfully submitted, 

R. B. Mason, 
Mayer. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the communication be 
referred to the Committee on Judiciary, with in- 
structions to report to the Council the number of 
special constables now acting in the city. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Clerk preeented the following communica- 
tion from His Honor the Mayor : 

Matok'b Office, Feb. 3, 1870. 
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common 

Council of the City of Chicago : 

I return herewitu, without my approval, the 
annexed resolution in relation to the collection of 
the assessment for curbing, grading, and paving 
Park avenue from Reuben to Leavitt street. 

My objections to the same are : 

1st. The assessment, if not now collected, cannot 
be collected until February or March, 1871, and the 
improvement will thus be delayed until the sum- 
mer of that year. 

2d. The petition is signed by but one property 
holder, and how much property he owns that Is as- 
sessed does not appear. There is a manifest im- 
propriety in allowing the improvement of this 
street for a distance of one half mile to be defeated 
or delayed at the request or desire of but one 
person. 

3d. A portion of this assessment appears to have 
been collected, ana good faith to the parties wh» 
have paid requires that the city should proceed 
with the improvement. 

4ih. Upon consultation with the Corporation 
Counsel I am advised that the Council has n« power 
under the charter to suspend the collection of this 
assessment by a resolution of this nature. 

As the resolution appears to have been offered 
and passed at the some meeting, it has occurred t© 
me ttiat the Council may have acted without due 
deliberation, and I respectfully return the resolu- 
tion to you for your reconsideration. 

Very respectfully submitted. 

R. B. Mason, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Campbell moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the resolution was adopted. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the veto and the reso- 
Intioa be referred t© the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, West Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McCotter presented a petition from prop- 
erty holders on Park avenue asking that the eollec- 
tion of the special assessment for paving said avenue 
be suspended, and moved that it be referred witti 
tlie above communications to the Committee on 
StreetKi and Alleys, West Divi.^iion. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Campbell moved to suspend the rules for 
the purpose oj taking up the report of the Special 
Committee on the Walsh petition. 



Aid. Daggy demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote (there not 
being the majority required by the rules.) 

J^yes— Donuellan, Dixon, Hahn, Daggy, Whita- 
ker, Heenan. Hickey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Wilce, Russell, Walsh. Woodard, 
McCotter, Campbell, Gill, McGrath, Tyler, Carney 
-20. 

iV^oes— Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Tracey, 
Batterman. Holden, Shell, Baehler, Schmidt, Mc- 
Cauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 13. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

Aid. McAvoy, of the Committee on Finance, to 
whom had been referred sundry petitions, submit 
ted a report recommending that they be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : ' 
REPORT OF COMMITTEE, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen in Common Council 
assembled. 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a budget of petitions, &c., in the hands of 
the Committee on Finance of the last Council, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report : 

That we have selected from among them those 
that we deem advisable to report on, and would 
recommend that the following be placed on file, . 
to enable the parties to make new petitions if de- 
sired : 

Petition of the Fire Department, asking for a uni- 
form for the members of the Department ; pre- 
sented Oct. 4, 1869. 

Petition of Joseph Weis, asking for computation 
for loss of fingers while in the employ of the city ; ' 
presented April 20, 1869. j 

Order for fixing salaries for municipal officers ; i 
presented June 1869. | 

Resolutions in relation to the short supply of ' 
water in the West Division ; presented Aug. 23, 'I 
1869. 

Petition of H. E. Gates and others, asking for a ' 
rebate on intelligence ofiice license ; presented 
July; 19, 1869. 

Petition of Ellen Delaney, for remiseion of fine ; 
presented A.ug. 2, 1869. 

Petition of John ilcGiggin, asking lor investiga- 
tion into awards made by the Board of Public 
Works ; presemecl July 19, 1869. 

Communication froai John M. Wilson, in relation j 
to the South Parks ; presented May 17, 1869. 

Report of Secretary of Washingtonian Home; 
presented Aug. 12, 1859. 

Communication from Geo. W. Stanford, in rela- 
tion to the West Chicago Park ; presented May 17, 
1869. 

Respectfully suomitted, 

J. H. MoAvoT, j 
Thomas Wilce, 
John Hbrting, I 
Committee. I 

Jan. 31, 187(.'. | 

Also, I 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 

the petition of H, S. Mitchell for a rebate on his ' 

personal property tax, submitted a report adverse ' 

to the prayer of the petition. ' 

Aid. McAvoy moved to concur In the report. ' 

The motion prevailed. " * 

Also, I 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred I 

the claim of C. P. Class for medicines furnished { 

to R. O. Coote, deceased, late in the employ of the I I 

Board of Public Works, submitted a report recom- , 

mending the passage of an accompanyiog order. I 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the engrossment of the (( 

order be waived, and demanded the ayes and noes. : li 

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The motion was lost by the following TOte (there 
not heing a charter majority) : 

^ytfs— Donnellan, Hahn, Montgomery, McAvoy, 
Daggy, Whitaker, Tracey, Hicbey, Hildreth, 
W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce. 
Russell, Woodard. Campbell, Gill, Shell. Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmiat, Tyler, Carney, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 27. 

iV"of5— Dixon, Calkins, Heenan, Batterman, 
Walt'h, McCotter— 6. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the order be referred, 
to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. - 

Also^ 

Of same Committee, to whom haa been referred 
the petition of Wright Bros, for compensation for 
the loss of a team of horses, submitted a report ad- 
verse to the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Calkins moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referrea 
the resolution offered by Aid. McCauley asking 
the repeal of the ordinance fixing the fees of the 
State's Attorney, submitted a report adverse to the 
passage of the resolution. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

RAILROADS. 

Aid. Kehoe, of the Committee on Railroads, to 
whom had been referred a report and resolntion re- 
questing tho removal of the railroad track on Mich- 
igan and North State streets, submitted a report 
recommending the adoption of the resolution. 

Aid. Hahn moved that the report oe recommitted 
to the Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Schintz, of the Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom hsd been referred a resolution in relation to 
the non-payment of certain fines to the House of 
the Good shepherd, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the re.-olution be placed on file. 

Aid. Camptiell moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
a notice of a writ of mandamus compelling the 
opening of Lumber street, between Twenty-second 
and Halsted streets, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the adoption of aia accompanying resolution. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolniion as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Bo«ird of Public Works pro- 
ceed at once to the full and complete opening of 
Lumber street, from Twenty-second street to Hal- 
*ted fetreet, and report to this Council their doings 
on the premises. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been re- 
feiredthe draft of an ordinance establishing the 
duties of an Inspector of Staves and Headings, 
pubmitted a reoort recommending the passage of 
of the ordinance. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the report be laid over 
aed publisted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT or C0MMITTE3. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was re- 
ferred the ordinance establishing the duties and 
fees of Inspector of Staves and Headings, having 



had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port that the ordinance be passed. 

Thbodokb Schintz, 
J. L. Campbell, 
J. H. McAvoY, 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The following is the ordinance : 

AN GRDINANCE 

Establishing the fees and duties of Inspector of 
Staves and Heading in the citv of Chicago : 
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Common Coun- 
cil of the city of Chicago, that it shall be the duty 
of such inspector to inspect any and all staves and 
heading landed in the city of Chicago at any dock, 
yard or railroad depot for sale, on request of any 
person or persons making such request, and to give 
a certificate stating the amount, the date of inspec- 
tion, for whom inspected, and what proportion of 
the same is first quality, second quality, and what 
proportion is cull8,for the'following prices: For the 
first thousand or fractional part of a thousand, (50 
cents) fifty cents, and for each and every additional 
thousand. (10 cents) ten cents. 

S'jeo. 2. It shall be the duty of the Inspector of 
Staves and Heading to have an office convenient to 
or in the business part of said city, where he or one 
of his assistants shall attend at all seasonable times 
for the purpose of inspecting staves and heading, 
and he shall be furnished with proper books at the 
expense of the city, under the "direction of the 
Comptroller, in which shall be printed proper blank 
certificates and margin, and it shall be his duty to 
enter therein all necessary facts pertaining to his 
business, which books and entries shall at all times 
be subject to the inspection of said Comptroller.and 
shall be delivered to him for safe keeping when re- 
quired. 

Sec. 3. The Inspector of Staves and Heading and 
his assistants when on duty are required to wear 
an appropriate badge, marked Inspector of Staves 
and Heading. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be in 
force after its passage and due publication. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred the matter of the appointment of Aid. Hee- 
nan upon some committee of the Council, sub- 
mitted a report recommending " that the number 
of members of t\-e Committee on Railroads and 
Wharves and Public Grounds be increased to five 
I3aem>'er8, and that Aid. Heenan and another Alder- 
man be appointed by the President of the Council 
as sucb additional members of said Committees. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved. That Rule 37 of the Rules and Order of 
Business of this Council be, and the same is hereby 
amended by adding thereto the followiug words: 
" And except also the Committee on Railroads 
and ^he Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, 
which shall consist of Jive members each.'''' 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred the resolutions offered by Aid. McCauley in 
relation to the city property on North La Salle street 
and also empowering Committees to employ clerks, 
submitted a report recommending that the resolu- 
tion in relation to the property be adopted, and 
that the resolution in relation to clerks be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Campbell moved to concur in the report . 
and adopt the resolution recommended by t he 
Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the City Comptroller forthwith 
I report to this Council how and by what means the 
city property at the intersection of North La Salle 
and North Clark streets was taken possession of, 
' and the large number of private dwellings allowed 



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to be erected thereon, and if possession was taken 
of said property by the knowledge of any of the city 
oflicers, and how and upon what terms said persons 
are now occupying these premises with their build- 
ings ; and further, that a fall and complete history 
of tkat matter be laid before this Council, with the 
names of the persons who now occupy the said 
property with their buildings ; aaa that iht Coun- 
sel to the Corporation be requested to investigate 
fully this whole matter, and report to this Council 
the legal status of said property. 

Also, 

Of saaie Committee, to whom, had been referred 
resolutions ia relation to fixing the salaries of cer- 
tain city officers, aad providing for the payment of 
all fees into the city treasury, submitted a report 
rttcommending that they be " referred to the Law 
Departmeiit of the city, with instructloias to pre- 
pare ©rdinances to carry into effect the reform con- 
templated by said resolutions, and report to this 
Council, with such recomoteBdations as in their 
judgment may tend to the best interest of the 
city." 

Aid. Hahn moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of tke same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred tke communication of the Illinois Staats 
Zeitung Company in relation to the city printing in 
the German language, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the communication of the Staats 
Zaitnng Company be placed on file ; but would 
suggest, that if, upon a final hearing of said cause, a 
decree should be rendered thereen against the 
Common Council, to well consider whether the in- 
terests of the public require the adoption of Jur- 
ther measures on behalf of the citv in the defense 
of said suit, or whether all further litigation 
should not be prosecuted by those whose private 
interests are involved, and at their own ex- 
pense." 

Aid. Hahn moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committae, to whom had been referred 
the petition of Semantha Proctor for remission of 
a fine, submitted a report recommending that the 
petition be placed en file. 

Aid. Campbell movea to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
an application for adjustment of alleged claims of 
Thomas Lonergan, sabmitted a report recommend- 
ing that the matter be referred to the Board of 
Pablic Works, with instructions to report to this 
Council' their estimate of the alleged damages sus- 
tained by Mr. Lonergan. 

Aid. Woodard moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Tracey, of Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
SouthJDivision, to whom had been referred a report 
and ordinance for sidewalk on north side of Thirti- 
eth street, from Clark street to Wentworth avenue, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of 
the crainance. 

Aid. Heenan moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred m, and the ordinance passed by ayea and 
noes, as follows : 

^j/(»5— Donnelian, Diion, Haha, Montffemery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitafeer, Heenam, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman. Hildreth, W. S. Pow- 
ell. George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Kussell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Gill, Shell, 
Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Carney, Mc- 
Cauley, Kehoe, Derine, Mr. Preaident— 33. 
None 



Also. 

Aid. Tracey of same Committeee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on east side of Lock street, from Archer avenue to 
Fuller street, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Heenan moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concur- 
red-in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, 
as follows : 

DoHneilan, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey. Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Pow- 
ell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard. McCotter, Campbell, Gill, 
Hheil, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Carney, 
McCauley, Kohoe, Devine, Mr. President.— 33. 

i^Ot?s— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Tracey, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on South side of Lynaan street, fromDeering street 
to Lock street, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Heenan moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tra- 
cey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Gill, Shell, tJueh- 
ler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Carney, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— -33. 

iVoes—None. 

Also. 

Aid, Dixon, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for curbing, 
filling and planking the eighteen foot alley run- 
ning east and west through Block 95, School Sec- 
tion, Eubmitted a report recommending the passage 
of the ordinance. 

Aid. Donnelian moved to concur in the report, 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevHiled. and the report was con- 
curred in. and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows . 

^ytfs— Donnelian, Dison, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkinc, McAvoy. Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tra- 
cey, Hickey, Batternian, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Bueh- 
ler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Carney, McCauley, 
Kehoe. Devine, Mr. President— S3. 

iVoes— None. 

Also, \ 

Aid. Hahn. of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for curbing 
and repaving Clark street, from the Chicago river 
to the eouth line of Van Buren street, suljmitted a 
report recommending the pass; age of the ordinance. 

Alderman Calkins moved to coDCur in the report, 
and pass the -ordinance. 

The motion nrevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in. and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follow* : 

^2/tfi"— Donnelian, Dixon, Hahn. Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy. Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey. Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Poivell, 
George Powell, Holden. Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Tyjer, Carney, McCauley, 
Kehoe. Devine, Mr. President— 33. 

iVoes— None 

Also, 

Aid. Calkins, of siime Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordiaaRce for curbing, 
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from State street to Michigan avenne, submitted a 
report recommending that the ordinance be not 
passed. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, .^;s' 

Aid. Calkins, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance fer curbing, 
filling, gvadins:, graveling, and paving gutters with 
boulders Eighteenth street, from Wabash avenue 
to eastern terminus of Eighteenth streef , and a re- 
monstrance against the above descrihed improve- 
ment, submitted a report recommending that the 
ordinance be not passed. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also 

Aid. Tracey, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for the 
opening or extension of McGlashen street into 
Archer avenue of the same width and on a line 
with that part of said McGlashen street, north of 
the proposed opening or extension, submitted a 
report recommending that the ordinance be not 
passed, and that it be recommitted to the Board of 
Public Works for a resurvey. 

Aid. Heenan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Tracey, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a remonstrance of property ©wners 
against the improvement of an alley in block 45 
Canal Trustees subdivision S. E. 14 Sec. 21, T. 39, 
N. R. 14 E., submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompany; ing ordinance. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the renort be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report ordered published : 



SEPORT or COMMITTBK. 

To the Mayor and Alderman of the City of Chicago 

in Common Counsel assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
South Division to whom was referred a petition of 
property owners in block 45, S. E. J4 ot of Sec. 21, 
T. 39, N. R. 14 E, 3d P. M., to repeal ordinance and 
annull assessment for filling and planking alley, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report that we recommend that the prayer of the 
petitioner be granted, and that the accompanying 
ordinance be passed. 

Wm. Tracey, 
A. E. CaivKins, 
J. A. Hahn, 
P. Daggt, 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division. 



The following is the 



OEDINANCE. 

Repealing the ordinance and annulling the 
assessment for curbing, filling and planking the 
alley in block 45, in the Canal Trustees subdivision 
of the S. E. 14 of Sec. 21, T. 39, N. R. 14 E. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 

of CJiicago, 

Sectiok 1. That the ordinance passed by the 
Common Council, Sept. 16 , 1869, for curbing, filling 
and planking the alley in block 45, in the Canal 
Trustees subdivision of the S. E. 3i of Sac. 21, T. 
39, N. R. 14 E., be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and the assessment made under said ordinance 
confirmed Oct. 18, A. D, 1869, and all proceedings 
•under said ordinance and assessment be and the 
aame are hereby set aside and annulled. 

Sec. 2, This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Tyler,' of Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division, to whom had been referred a re- 
port and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Asylum place, from Halsted street to Clybourn 
avenue, submitted a report recommending the pass- 
age of the ordinance. 

Aid. Schmidt moved to'concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

^j/(5S— Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker. Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. 
Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, gRussell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Gill, Shell, 
Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Carney, Mc- 
Cauley, Kehoe, Devine, andfMr. President— 33. 

iVoes— None. 

Also, 

Aid, Tyler, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on north side of Center street, from Racine arcBue 
to Larrabee street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of the ordinance.^ 

Aid, Schmidt moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion, prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
n©es as follows : 

Donnellan, DixonJ Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan. Tra- 
cey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Bueh- 
ler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Carney, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President — 33, 

i^To^s— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Tyler, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ©rdlmance for sidewalk 
on south side of Willow street, from Dayton street 
to Clybourn avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Schmidt moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Jyes— -Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tra- 
cey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wllce,Rus8ell,Wal8h,Wood- 
ard, McCotter, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Tyler, Carney, McCauley, Kehoe, 
Devine, Mr. President— 33. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Tyler, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on southwest side of Bissell street, from Dayton 
street to Willow street, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid, Schmidt moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concur- 
red in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, 
as follows : 

u4?/e5— Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tra- 
cey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Bueh- 
ler. McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Carney, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 33. 

iV(36S— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Tyler, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on east side ot Racine avenue, from Center street 



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to Fullerhon avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Schmidt moved to concur in the report and 
pays the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred In, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, follows : 

Ayes— BonneU&xi, Dixon, Hahn, Montjromerj, 
Calkins, McA.voy, Dasgy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey. Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George i:*owel], Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Gill, bheil, Buehler, 
McQratH, Schrnidt,Tyler, Carney McCauley, Kehoe, 
Uevine, Mr. President— 33. 

.^^056'— None. 

Also," 

Aid. Tyler, of same Committe, to whom had been 
referred a report and ordinance for grading and 
graveling North Halsted street, from North avenue 
to Pullerton avenue, submitted a report recom- 
ing the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. SchmiQt moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tra- 
cey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Campbell. Gill, Sheil, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Carney, McCauley, Ke- 
hoe, Devine, Mr. President— 33. 

Noes— 1^ one. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Campbell, of Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, Weft Division, to whom had been referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on south side 
of West Van Buren street, from Western avenue to 
Kockweil street, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Shell moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

j^yes— Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. W. Pow- 
ell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard. McCotter, Campbell, Gill, Sbeil, 
Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Carney, McCau- 
ey. Kehoe. Devine, Mr. President— 33. 

JVoes— None. 

Also, 

Aid. W.S. Powel),of same Committee,to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance providing for 
the vacation of a street north of and adjoining lots 
23. 24, 25 and 28 in DeStabile's subdivision of lot 9 
ajj'd The north part of lot 1 ot Ogden's subdivision 
of E. y. of N. E. H of Sec. 24. T. 39, N. R. 13 E , 
submitted a report recommending the passage of 
the ordinance. 

Aid. Holden moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

Thi'. following Is the report ordered published : 
OrncE OF THE Board of Public Works, | 
Chicago. Jan. 17, 1870, f 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in C(>mroon Coui'cil at^eemhled: 

The Board of Public Worlis respectfully recom- 
mend the passage of the ordiuauce hereto ap- 
pended, providiiig lor the vacation of the street 
north of and adjoining lots 23,24.55, and 28, in 
DeStabile's subdivision of lot 9, and the north part of 
lot 1, of Ogdeu's subdivision of E. 14 of N. E. 14 of 
section 24, T. 39 N. R. 13 E.: Frovided. however, 
that William street is or>ened or extended of the 
•width of sixty-six feet east to Western avenue, and 
a plat thereof made and recorded, dedicating the 
same to public use. A plat showing the street pro- 



posed to be vacated, and the proposed opening or 
extension of William street, is hereto attached. 
Respectfully submitted. 

James McArthub, 
W. H. Carter. 
Board of Public Works. 

AN ORDINANCE 

For the vacation of a street north of and adjoining 
lots 23, 24, 25, and 28, in De Stabile's subdivision 
of lot 9, and the north part of lot 1, of Ogden's 
subdivision of E. of N. E. 14 of Sec. 24, T. 39, 
N. R. 13 E. 

Be it ordained by the Uommon Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the street north of and adjoin- 
ing lots 23, 24,25, and 28, in De Stabile's subdivis- 
ion of lot 9. and the north part of lot 1. of Ogden's 
subdivision of E 1^ of N. E. % of Sec. 24, T. 39, N. 
R. 13 E. and as the same is shown on the plat 
kereto attached, be, and the same is hereby, ordered 
vacated. 

Provided, however, that this ordinance shall not 
take effect, until William street is opened or ex- 
tended of the width of 66 feet, east to Western 
avenue, and a plat thereof made and recorded, the 
same to be substantially as shown on the plat 
hereto appended, dedicating the same for public 
uie. 



REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 
in Common Coui cil assembled. 
Tour Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom 
was referred communication from the Board of 
Public Works recommending the passage of an or- 
dinance vacating William street, having had the 
eame under advisement, beg leave to report in 
favor of the following ordinance : 

W. S. Powell, 
T. B. Sheil, 
J. L. Campbell, 
Jas. J. McGrath, 
W. Woodard, 
Chas. C. p. Holdek, 
Geo. Powell. 

LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

Aid., Tyler, of the Committee on Local Assess- 
ments, to whom had been referred an assessment 
roll for the opening of an alley 18 feet wide run- 
ning east and we^t through the west part of block 
99, Johnston, Roberts & Storrs' Addition to Chi- 
cago, condemning therefor the south 9 feet of lots 
5 and 6 and the north 9 feet of lots 7 and 8, all in 
said block 29, in Johnston, Roberts & Storrs' Ad- 
dition to Chicago, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the assessment roll be confirmed. 

Aid. Tyler moved that the report be concurred 
in and that the assessment roll be confirmed. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the assessment roll was confirmed 
by the passage of the order of confirmation attached 
thereto. 

The order of confirmation is as follows : 



ORDER OF CONFIRMATION. 

Whereas, Due notice has been given by the 
Commissioners of the Board of Public Works of 
their filing v,'ith the City Clerk the foregoing assess- 
ment roll : and, whereas, the said Commissioners 
have applied to the Common Council for confirma- 
tion of said assessment, a^^d no objections thereto 
having been filed, it is, therelore. 

Ordered, That the said assessment be, and the 
same hereby is, confirmed. It is further ordered 
that a warrant be issued for the collection thereof. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred an 
assessment roll for curbing with curV» walls, filling, 
and paving -with wooden blocks West Indiana 
street, from the west line of Desplaines street to 
the west line of Rucker street, together with 



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the remonstrance of citizens against the confirma- 
tion of the assessment roll, " submitted a report 
recommending that the assessment roll be con- 
firmed. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report and 
confirm the assessment roll. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred m, and the assessment roll was confirmed 
by the passage of the order of confirmation at- 
tached thereto. 

The order of confirmation is as follows : 

ORDER OF CONFIRMATION. 

Whereas, Due notice has been given by the 
Commissioners of the Board of Public Works of 
their filing with the City Clerk the foregoing assess- 
ment roll : asd, whereas, the said Commissioners 
have applied to the Common Council for confirma- 
tion of^ said assessment, and no objections thereto 
having been filed, it is, therefore. 

Ordered, That the said assessment be, and the 
same hereby is, confirmed. It is further ordered 
that a warrant be issued for the collection thereof. 

Also 

Of same Committee,to whom had been referred an 
assessment roll for curbing with curbstone, filling, 
grading, and paving with wooden block pavement 
West Indiana street, irom Rucker street te Noble 
street, together with objections to its confirmation, 
submitted a report recommending that the assess- 
ment roll be confirmed. 

Aid. W. S. Powell moved that the report be con- 
curred in and that the assessment roll be con- 
firmed. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the assessa ent roll was confirmed 
by the passage of the order of confirmation at- 
tached thereto. 

The order of confirmation is as follows : 

ORDER OF CONFIRMATION. 

Wheseas, Due notice has been given by the 
Commissioners of the Board of PubUc Works of 
their filing with the City Clerk the foregeing 
assessment roll: and, whereas, the said Commis- 
sioners have applied to the Common Council for 
confirmation of said assessment, and no objections 
thereto having been filed, it is, therefore, 

Ordered^ That the said assessment be, and the 
game hereby is, confirmed. It is further ordered 
that a warrant be issued for the collection thereof. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred an assessment roll for planking all the alleys 
between Hubbard and Indiana streets, and between 
Eucker and Elizabeth streets, submitted a report 
.recommending that the assessment roll be con- 
firmed. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : , 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City ot Chicago, 

m Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Local Assessments, to whom 
was referred the assessment roll for filling and 
planking with pine plank all the alleys between 
Hubbard street and West Indiana street, and be- 
tween Rucker street ard North Elizabeth street, 
(excepting such portions of the above described 
worB. which have already been done in a suitable 
manner), having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report, that there being no remon- 
stratice filed with ttie assessment roll, your Com- 
mittee would recommeua the confirmation of the 
said assessment roll. All of which is respectfully 
submitted. 

James D. Ttleb, 
Wm. Tbacet, 

Committee on Local Assessments. 

Jan. 31, 1870. 



Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
an assessment roll for curbing, filling and paving 
Warren avenue, from Reuben street to Leavitt 
street, submitted a report recommending that tne 
assessment roll be confirmed. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Local Assessments, to whom 
was referred the assessment roll for curbiner with 
curb-stones, filling, and paving with wooden blocks. 
Warren avenue, from the west curb line of Leavitt 
street (excepting such portions of the above de- 
fecribed work which have already been done in a 
suitable manner), havingfhad the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report that they have fully 
examined the remonstrance, and are of the opinion, 
that it would be detrimental to the interests of the 
city of Chicago to trifle with the grades as estab- 
lished by the Board of Public Works. And your 
Committee would recommend the confirmation of 
the said assessment roll. All of which is respect- 
fully submitted. 

Jas. D. Ttlbr, 
Wm. Tbacet, 

J. W. HlLDBETH, 

Committee on Local Assessments. 
Jan. 31, 1870. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
an assessment roll for widening a portion of the 
south branch of the South Branch of the Chicago 
river, and the objections of B. McKenna to the 
confirmation of the said assessment roll, submitted 
a report recommending that the assessment roll be 
not confirmed, and that the Board of Public Works 
be ordered to prepare an ordinance for a survey, 
from the east line of the proposed widening of the 
river meandering southwest, to the city limits, and 
present the same to the Council at the earliest 
practicable moment. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

POLIOS. 

Aid. W. S. Powell, of the Committee on Police, to 
whom had been referred a draft of an ordinance to 
regulate the use of chloroform, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Hahn moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Police, to whom was re- 
ferred the communication of the Board of Police 
Commissioners containing an ordinance regula- 
ting the sale of chloroform, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report in favor of 
the passage of the same. 

Wm. S. Powell, 
A. Dixon, 
James MoCaulet. 
Office of the Board of Police, ) 
Chicago, 111., Dec. 16, 1869. ) 
To the Honorable Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 
in Common Council assembled : 
The inclosed draft of ordinance was, at the last 
regular meeting of this Board, presented by Com- 
missioner Sheridan, and the same was recom- 
mended by the Board for passage by your Honora- 
ble Council. 

The passage of the same has been desired particu- 
larly to prevent the commission of crime by means 
of chloroform and the like, as used in acts of bur- 



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glary. Also, to fumisli a means of detecting par- 
ties connected, wltn acts of poisoning, as connected 
with suicide or otherwise. 

The amount of the penalties in the three sections 
ie left blank, to be filled by such amounts as your 
Honorable Council may deem adequate and proper. 

By order of the Board, 

E. P. Ward, Secretary. 
The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Be it Ordained by the Common Vouncil of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1 That no physician, except in the 
proper and legitimate practice of his profession, 
nor any druggist, apothecary, dispenser of medi- 
cines, nor any other person, shall sell, dispense, or 
deliver any opium, arsenic, strychnine, chloroform, 
or any poison, or any anesthetic, mephitic or sopo- 
rific gas, liquid, or substance used for producing 
temporary insensibility or sleep, within this city, 
without marking each parcel or package of the 
Bame, in legible characters, "Poison," and making 
a record of the time, name of person procuring, and 
of the poison delivered, in a book to be kept for 
that purpose, by the person so selling, dispensing, 
or delivering, which record shall, at any and 
all reasonable times, at the place of 
such dispensing or sale, be open to the 
inspection of any member of the Police and Health 
Departments of "this city, under a penalty of fifty 
($50) dollars for each violation of any part of this 
section. 

Sue. 9. All druggists and dispensers of medicines 
shall carefully preserve lor inspection, as in the 
first section of this ordinance, each written pre- 
script ion of any physician coming into their hands, 
which ihey may follow in the dispensing of medi- 
cines, for at least one year after the mediciae dis- 
pensed under the same shall have been delivered, 
aad shall affix to said prescription the date when 
the medicine dispensed under the same was deliv- 
ered, under a penalty of fifty ($50) dollars for each 
violation of any partof this section. 

bEC. 3. Every physician in this city who shall 
write a prescription the medicine upon which is to 
be put up by any druggist or dispenser of medicine 
other tnan himself, shall upon such written pre- 
scription distinctly write the name and age of the 
persoB for whom the prescription is made, under a 
penalty of fifty (S50) dollars for each violation of any 
part of this section. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred a draft of an ordinance prohibiting the sale 
of liquor to minors, etc., submitted a report rec- 
ommending tbe passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Hahn moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Ciommon Council assembled : . 

Your Committee on Police, to whom was referred 
the communication ot the Board of Police Com- 
missioners containing an ordinance prohibiting 
minors from obtaining liquors or gaming in 
saloons, having had the s^ime under advisement, 
beg leave to report in favor of the passage of the 
ordinance as presented. 

Wm. S. Powell. 
James McCJAtrLEX, 
Arthur Dixon. 
Office of thu; Hoari^ o>" Police, ) 
Chicago, 111., Jan. 17. 1870. ( 
To the Honorable Alderman of the City of Chi- 
cago, in Common v^^ouncil assembled : 
I am directed by this Board to transmit to you 
the accompanying draft of an ordinance in relation 
to permitting minors to drink intoxicating drinks 
and to game, and to respectfully request the pas- 
sage of the same by your Honorable Council. 

Respectfully vours, 

E. P. Ward. 



The following is the ordinance : 
AN ORDINANCE 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That all saloons, groceries, rooms, or 
places where minors are permitted to drink intoxi- 
cating drinks of any kind,orgame or play with dice, 
dominoes, cards, balls, or other articles used in 
gaming, unless the parent or guardian of such 
minor shall be present at the time ©f such drinking, 
gaming, or playing and not object thereto, are here- 
by declared disorderly houses. 

Sec. 2. Every proprietor, or keeper of such saloon, 
grocery, or place where such drinking, gaming or 
playing shall take place as aforesaid, shall, lor the 
first offense of keeping disorderly house aforesaid, be 
subjected to a fine »f not exceeding fifty dollars, 
and for the second oflfease shall pay a fine of not ex- 
ceeding one hundred dollars, and his license shall 
forthwith be revoked, and he shall be prohibited 
from afterward obtaining any license for such pur- 
pose in this city. 

LICENSES. 

Aid. Whitaker, of the Committee on Licenses, to 
whom was referred the petition of Geo. B. Palmer, 
for a free peddler's license, submitted a report 
recommending that the prayer of the petition be 
granted. 

Aid. Schmidt moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the communication of Aid. Donnellan, in relation 
to the violation of the ordinance regulating porters 
and runners, submitted a report that one runner 
had been arrested for violating the ordinance, and 
the Committee asked to be discharged from farther 
consideration of the communication. 

Aid. Shell moved that the report be accepted, 
and the Committee discharged, as asked for. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of Wm. Frey, for a free peddler's li- 
cense, submitted a report recommending that the 
prayel: ol the petition be granted. 

Aid. Whitaker moved t© concur in the repert. 

The motion prevailea. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of Henry Brill for a free peddler's li- 
cense, submitted a report, recommending that the 
prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Heenan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of Mrs. M. Johnson for a free intelli- 
gence office license, submitted a report, recom- 
mending that the prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Montgomery moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of Patrick Quinn for a free peddler's 
license, submitted a report, recommending: that 
the prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Tracev moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the report of the Committee on Licenses, of the 
last Council, on the communication of Aid, Dixon, 



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In relation to compelling Express Companies to 
take out team licenses, submitted a report recom- 
mendinof the passage of an accompanying ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 

REPOKT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 
in Common Council assembled. 
Your Committee on Licenses, to whom was re- 
ferred the communication of Aid. Dixon, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
herewith opinion of Corporation Counsel, and rec- 
lommend the passage of the substitute for section 
lone (1) of the ordinance entitled "vehicles " here- 
I with su omitted. 

G. S. Whitaker, 

P. J. HiCKST. 

To the Committee on License : 

I have had under advisement the resolution of 
the Common Council in regard to the vehicles run- 
ning and doine business in the city, of expressing, 
drayage, and hauling without a license, therefor ; 
also the opinion accompanying the same of my 
predecessor, S. A. Irvm, Esq. I submit my opin 
I {on as to what is necessary to be done in the prem- 
ises. 

I concur with Mr. Irvin that the ordinances enti- 
tled vehicles, Chapt. 47, revised ordinances, does 
not require the persons above, and in his opinion 
referred to, to take out license ; but cannot agree 
with him in his opinion that there is no power in 
the charter to require license from such persons. 

The Charter (page 24, Gray's Ordinances) gives 
the power to license, regulate and suppress, nack- 
men, draymen, carters, &c.. whether in theperma- 
A.ent emx>loyment of any individual^ firm or cor- 
poration, or otherwise, who may pursue like occu- 
pations, with or without vehicles, asd prescribe 
their compensation. 

It appears to me that the clause, "Whether in 
the permanent employment of any individual, firm 
or corporation, or otherwise.''' vras intendea to cov- 
er the class of cases referred to in the resolution 
'and in Mr. Irvin's opinion. 

It is time that the power to license is to be re- 
ferred to the police power, and not to the taxing 
power of the city; but these teams, wagons, 
land vehicles wear out the paved streets as 
much as those that run for hire. 
Policemen at the crossings, and reeuUtions as to 
Tast driving are as much necessary for their regula- 
tion as for the reeulations of those who run for 
tiire. This is a sufficient consideration for requir- 
ing a license. 

I therefare advise your Committee to request that 
Section 1, of said ordinance entitled vehicles," 
Ibe amended, so as to require such persons to take 
Dut license. I submit herewith a substitute for 
said Section 1. 

Respectfully, 

M. F. TCJLET, 

Corporation Counsel. 

Jan. 31, 1879. 

The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

To amend section 1 of chapter 47, revised ordiman- 
les entitled " vehicles." 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

That said section one (1) of chapter forty-seven 
47) of revised ordinances, be and the same is 
lereby amended so as to read as follows : 

No person or per8ons,whether in the employment 
of any individual, firm or corporation, or otherwise, 
hall hire out, keep or use for hire, or use or cause 
to |be used for hire, or use or cause to Ibe need 
within the city of Chicago, any hackney coach, 
coach, cab, omnibus, dray, cart,8led, wagon,©r other 



vehicle or vehicles, carriage or carriages, of any de- 
scription or name whatever, for the business or pur- 
pose of carrying or conveying from place to place in 
said city, any person or persons, or any wood, 
coal, lumber, stone, brick, sand, gravel, clay, dirt, 
rubbish, goods, wares, merchandise, furniture, 
building material, or oiher article or thing what- 
ever, whether of a like description or not, without 
a license so to do ; and the Mayor is hereby author- 
ized to license, under his hand, attested by the 
Clerk and the seal of said city, any person or per- 
sons, residents of said city, over the age of 
21 years, and being the owner or owners of any 
or either of the said vehicles or carriages, to keep 
or use for hire and the conveyance of persons or of 
any article or thing, as aforesaid, or to keep or nee 
for the business or purpose of carrying or convey- 
ing any article or thing, as aforesaid, any or 
either of the said vehicles or carriages, 
upon his or their entering into bond 
with sufficient sureties, |,to be approved 
by the Mayor, in the penalty of three hundred dol- 
lars, conditioned for the payment of all penalties and 
damages which the said owner or owners or driver or 
drivers thereof may incur or be liable to paj- under 
any law or ordinaT)ce of the city of Chicago now in 
force or that shall hereafter be enacted. All licen- 
see granted under this section may be transferred 
by the Mayor in his aiscretion, such transfer to be 
attested by the Clerk. Provided tnat the keeper 
or keepers of livery stables shall have the right to 
do the ordinary business of such stables, without 
obtaining such license. 

GAS LIGHTS. 

Aid. G. Powell, of Committee on Gas Lights, to 
whom had been referred a report and ordinance for 
nine lamp posts, on Third avenue, from Twelfth 
street to Fourteenth street, submitted a report 
recommending theipassage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Hahn moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes as lollows : 

J.l/es— Donnellan. Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, iJatterman. Hildreth,W. S. Powell, 
George fowell, Holden. Wilce. Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Buehier, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Carney, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devme, and'''Mr. President— 33. 

iV0(J5— None. 

Also, 

Aid. G. Powell, of game Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for three lamp 
posts on Oak street, from Rush street to Lake 
Michigan, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. McCauley moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed,and the report was concurred 
m, and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as 
follows : 

Ayes— DonneU&v, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAv©y,Daegy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, 
Hickey, Batterman, Hildretb, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell. HoIdeB, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Tyler, Carney, McCauley, Kehoe, 
Devine, Mr. President— 83. 

iVbes— None. 

HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 

Aid Hildreth, of the Committee ©n Harbor and 
Bridges, to whom had been referred a report and 
ordinance for widening and dredging the river and 
constructing a bridge at Tx^enty-second street, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of 
the ordinance. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the engrossment of the 
ordinance be waived, and demanded the ayes and 
noes. 



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The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, 
Hickey, Batterman. Hildreth, W.S. Powell. George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Wals^h, Woodard, 
McCotter, Campbell. Gill, Shell, Bnehler, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Tyler, Carney, McCaiiley, Kehoe, 
Devine, Mr. President— 32. 

JV^oe«— Daggy— 1. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report of the Com- 
mittee be concurred in and the ordinance passed. 

Aid, Daggy demanded the ayes and noes, and 

The motion prevailed and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as tollows : 

Ayes— Dixon, Donnellan, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkme, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, Baiterman, Hildreth, W. 8. 
Powell, George Powell, Hoiden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, 
Buebler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Carney, Mc- 
Cauley, Kehoe, Devine, iVlr. President— 33. 

Noes— 1^ one. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

OKDINANCE 

Authorizing the construction of a bridge at Twen- 
ty-second street, and the widening and docking 
of the river at that point. 

Be it ordained, by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Board of Public Works be, 
and they are hereby, authorized and directed to 
construct a pivot bridge across the South Branch of 
the Chicago river, at Twenty-second street, accord- 
ing to plans to be approved by said Board, and to 
construct a dock, and to dredge out tbe earth so as 
to make the water of sufficient depth for navigable 
purposes, upon the west side of said river, com- 
mencing at a point cn the north line of West Twen- 
ty second street, 189 feet east of the east line of 
Lumber street, as now laid out, running thence 
northeast to a point in the line between Lots 8 and 
9. Block 35, C. T. Subdivision of S. W. Sec. 21, 
39, 14 E., 217 feet east of the east line of Lumber 
street. And said Board are further authorized to 
use so much of the appropriation made by the Com- 
mon Council lor that purpose June 28, 1869, as may 
be necessary to complete said work. 

Also. 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the claim of Goodrich Transportation Company ior 
damages on account of the steamer Orion being 
unable to pass the abutment of Polk street bridge, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order in relation thereto. 

Ala. Holden moved that the report be laid over 
ana published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Harbor and Bridges, to v/h©m 
was referred claim of Goodrich Transportation 
Company for compensation on account of steamer 
Orion beine unable to pass the abutment of Polk 
street bridge, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report that we have examined 
the circumstances in connection with the claim 
above mentioned, and find that the Board of Public 
Works were fully cognizant of the facts in the case 
as set forth in the claim, and that tbe Board finding 
that the citv would be liable for 
damages, settled tbe matter as far as their 
power would permit by allowing the Transporta- 
tion Company the amount it would cost to deliver 
the freight from the Company's dock to the dock 
that they would have delivered it it they could bave 
passed the abutment of Polk street bridse. Tour 
Committee believe the Board of Public Works have 
acted very judiciously in the matter, and recom- 
mend the claim be allowed ana the passage of the 
followiDg order : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is 
hereby directed to pay to the Gooderich Transpor- 
tation Company (|250.12) two hundred and fifty 



dollars and twelve cents, and take the same from 
the Contingent Fund. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. H. Hildreth, 
K. G. Schmidt, 
Committee on Harbor and Bridges. 

PRINTING. 

Aid. Batterman, of the Committee on Printing, 
to whom had been referred a resolution fixing the 
price to be paid the Corporation newspaper for city 
printing, submitted a report adverse to the pas- 
sage of the resolution. 

Aid. Buehler moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The tollowing is the report: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in Common Council assembled. 
Your Committee on Printing, to whom was re- 
ferred resolution in relation to the rates of print- 
ing to oe paid to Corporation newspaper, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 'leave to re- 
port adverse to the resolution, and they recommend 
for printing Council proceedings, Comptroller's re- 
ports, and proceedings of the Board of Education, 
40 cents ior each and every square ; for all Corpora- 
tion notices, and advertisements, 40 cents per 
square for the first insertion, and 30 cents per 
square for each subsequent insertion. 

Wm. Battebman, 

S. McCOTTEB, j 

Rich'd Sombrs. ' 
Committee, 

MARKETS. 

Aid. Montgomery, of the Committee on Markets, 
to whom had been referred the petition of Wm. 
Schott for permission to sell horses on Randolph 
street, submitted a report recommending that the 
prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Hahn moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. . 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 
in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Markets, to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of Wm. Schotis for permission 
to sell horses on Randolph street, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report that 
the prayer of the petitioner be granted. 

J. A. Montgomery, 
B. F. Russell, 

S. McCOTTES. 

Committee. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of J. P. Shaw for appointment as As- 
sistant City Weigher, submitted a report adverse 
to the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen ef the Citv of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Markets, to whom was re- 
ferred the petition to appoint J. P. Shaw City 
Weigher, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report adverse to the prayer of the 
petitioner. 

J. A. Montgomery, 
S. McCotter, 
B. F. Russell. 

Committee. 



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SELECT COMMITTEES. 

Aid. McCauley, of the Select Committee on the 
report of the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds on the gale of land to the West Park Com- 
jnissioners. submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Select Committee, to whom was referred 
the report of che Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds, regaraing the state of certain city lands, 
to the West Chicago Park Commissioners, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port that they called to their aid the connsel to 
the corporation and city attorney, ana a ter a full 
investigation of the matter have concluded that 
the title of the city in these lands is substantially 
good, and should said title be called in question it 
can be maintained at law, and as said lands 
are sought after by the said fark Commis- 
sioners to be used for park purposes, 
would recommend that the same be sold to the 
said Park Commissioners for the sum of (fl,0€0) 
one thousand dollars per acre, there being (76 9-10) 
seventy-bix and 9-10 acres of said land, amounting 
to the sum of ($76,900) f eventy-six thousand nine 
hundred dollars, which price and sum we believe 
to be a fair and reasonable compensation to the 
city for its interest in said land?, and to carry these 
matters into effect wnen accepted by the said Board 
of West Chicago Park Commissioners, herewith 
submit the following resolution, and would recom- 
mend the passage of the same. 

Besolved, That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and they are hereby, authorized and directed to 
make, execute, acknowledge, and deliver to the 
West Chicago Park Commissioners a deed coiivey- 
ing all the right, title, and interest which the 
city of Chicago has in and to the following de- 
scribed land, to wit: The east half of the north- 
west quarter of Section 24. Town 39, N. R. 13 east 
of the orincipal meridian, for the price or consider- 
ation of *76.9fi0 ; and that tbe Comptroller, upon 
delivering said conveyance to said Park Commis- 
sioners, shall receive from said Soard three bonds, 
each for one-third of said consideration in said deed 
mentioned. The first bond becoming due and pay- 
able Nov. 1, 1871 ; the second bond becoming due 
and payable Nov. l, 1872 : the third bond becoming 
due and payable Nov. i, 1873 ; each bond to bear in- 
terest at the rate of 8 per cent, per annum, payable 
on the 1st day of November in each year, and also a 
mortgage, in the usual form, on the said land, se- 
curing the payment of said bonds and interest as 
they become due. 

Jam.i:s McCauley, 
Theodora Schintz, 
James J. McGrath, 
J. L.*Campbell, 
G, S. Whitaker, 
J. A. Hahn, 

Committee. 

Aid. Holden, of the Select Committee on the 
water supply, to whom had been referred a report 
of a Special Committee on that subject, submitted 
a report thereon. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the report be laid 
over and puDliehed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Honorable tne Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago, in Common Council assembled : 

The undersigned would beg most respectfully to 
call your attention to the water upply for the 
West Division of our city. The terrible accident 
which occurred last Wednesday evening, whereby 
the water ruain which supplies the larger portion 
of the West Division with water was broken, and 
in consequence thereof one hundred thousand peo- 
ple, or more, were deprived of, water the following 
day, leads me to make this communication, 



It Is now some fifteen months since, in a commu- 
nication to the Council, I urged the necessity of 
continuing the Lake Tunnel from its present termi- 
nus to a point in the West Division somewhere In 
the vicinity of Harrison and Loomis streets, with 
pumping works complete, but to ibis day nothing 
of a definite character has been done toward this 
most important improvement— an improvement 
which will have to be made before the citizens of 
this portion ot our city will have auy sub'jtantial 
guarantee that an accident like that which oc- 
curred last week will not occur aeain. 

The West Division of our city now covern nearly 
double the territory of both the other divisions 
comjined, and it is imperatively demanded at this 
time that steps should at once be taken to place 
this vast territory beyond a contingency so far as 
supplying her citizens with water is concerned. 
No time should be lost before the ball is put in mo- 
tion. The means are at hand, and this Council has 
the power, and it should exercise it, to the end that 
every citizen of Chicago should have a never-fail- 
ing fcupply of that which is necessary to health, 
life, and happiness— pure water. 

I would ask that this communication be referred 
to a special committee of six Aldermen, two from 
each division, and that they confer with the Board 
of Public Works relative to this most important 
subject, reporting to this Council the result of feuch 
joint action at the earliest possible day. 

Chas. C. p. Holben, 
Alderman Tenth Ward. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago, in Common Council assembled : 
Your Special Committee on the Water Supply for 
the West Division, to whom was referred the com- 
munication of Aid. Holden, with instructions to 
confer with the Board of Public Works, and to re- 
port the result of their joint action at the earliest 
poesible day, have performed such duty, ana re- 
port : 

The communication was referred to your Commit- 
tee August 23 last ; on the following Thursday 
your Committee met the Board of Public Works 
and E. S. Chesbrough, City Engineer, at their of- 
fice, and after a full exchange of views on the sub- 
ject of taking such steps by the city as would pre- 
vent the recurrence of any accident similar to the 
one which had at that time just happened, to wit, 
the breaking in two of the water main which 
crosses the river at Chicago avenue, and 
thus depriving a large proportion of the 
citizens of the West Division of our city 
of water for the period of twenty-four honrs-^ 
an accident which might have been fraught v/ith 
dire disaster to that portion of our city, the dam- 
ages of which it would be Impossible to determine 
—your Committee was unaniinously of the opiaion 
that the Board of Public Works, with the City En- 
gineer, should take immediate steps to ascertain 
and devise a plan of operation whereby our water 
pupply system might be extended upon a basis of 
not only meeting the present demands of our peo- 
ple for this commodity, but for the making of am- 
ple provision for the future (at least for a few years 
to come). In this report the Board and Chief En- 
gineer fully concurred with your Committee, but 
asked for time in which to get together such statis- 
tical information and facts bearing upon this sub- 
ject as they iiiight deem necessary ro show the 
great "need ot immediate action in this direction • 
That the Board and Chief Engineer have lost no' 
time, but have been ai?siduouf«ly at work, is more 
fully shown by their conimunication bearing upon 
the subject in hand, and which is herewith and 
made a part of this report, as follows : ' 

Office or the Board op Poelic Works / 
Chicago, Oct. 15, 1869. ' f 
Alderman C. C. P. Holden, Chairman Committee 
on Supply oi Water to West Division : 
DEAi-. Sib : The Bo;'.? d transmit, herewith, a conv 
of the J eport to them by the City Engineer on the 
various matters concerning the water supplv of 
this city, which will come before your Committee 

The plan approved by the Board for the suddIv 
et the West Division, is presented very fully inMr 
Chesbrough'g report. It provides, not only for the 



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supply of that division alone, but also for the Bup- 
ply of the lower part of the South Division, and, in 
fact, for equalizing the supply to the whole city. 

The Board have commenced putting down a 
circuit or system of large maiu^t, which, when com- 
plete, will do much to improve the supply to tiie 
distant parts of the city suffering moat from the 
lack of water. 

The plan recommended by the Board i« to cob- 
struct a tunnel seven (7) feet internal diameter 
from the present pumping works to a point on the 
South Branch, south of Twentv-Becond street and 
west of Halsted street. Such a tunnel will be 
about 19,500 feet in length. Pumping work?, with a 
capacity to pump about 30.000,000 gallons daily, will 
be erected at the terminus on the South Branch. 
Boriags have already been made, showing that the 
construction of the tunnel is practicable. It is 
farther proposed to construct a second lake tunnel, 
from the present works to the lake crib, to be also 
of seven feet diameter. The two tunnels will be 
so arranged that they may be connectea or made 
independent of each other, as shall be necessary, 
so that both pumping works may be supplied from 
either tunnel. The two tunnels and the new pump- 
ing works, it is estimated, could be finished mtwo 
years' time. 

With these additions to the present system of 
works, the Board believe that they will afford an 
abundant supply of water to all points of the city, 
and for as long a period in the future as it is proper 
now to provide for— considering the past rapid 
growth of the city. 

The total estimated cost of the enlargement and 
additions here recommended will be about ^1,- 
500,000. 

The estimate we give in detail below : 

ESTIMATED COST OP ENLABGEM1.NT OP WATER 
WORKS. 

Extension of tunnel westward $600,356 

New pumping works, engines, house,land, 

&c . . 300,000 

New lake tunnel 400,000 

Stone structure at crib 40,000 

Gate snaft connecting tunnels 40,000 

Enlargement of mains 119,644 

$1,500,060 

Respectfully, 

A. H. BURLET, 

J.McArthur, 
W. H. Carter, 
Board op Public Works. ) 
Chicago, Oct. 11, 1869. f 
Board of Public Works : 

Gentlemen : In devising a plan for the better 
supply of the city, it is necessary to assume a prob- 
able increase in the future consumption. There is 
no rule by which such a rate of increase can be es- 
timated with certaintv. The past experience of 
this and other large cities is the only guide, and a 
very imperfect one. 

The daily average consumption in this city has 
been carefully recorded since Debember 31.1857,and 
will be found stated below for each year from that 
time to the 31st of March, 1869, and for the half year 
ending September 30, 1869. This table has a column 
showing what would have been the consumption 
had the rate of iacrease been uniformly one^sixth a 
year, and another showing what it would have been 
had the increase been uniformly one-seventh a 
vear. These estimates are continued for each year 
to 1880. A column is added showing Mr. McAl- 
pine's estimate of consumption, made in 1851, for 
each year to 1875, on the oasis of his instructions 
from the Water Commissioners of the tormer year : 



DAILY CONSUMPTION IN UNITED STATES— GALLONS . 



1869 

1860. 
1861. 
1862. 
1863. 
1864. 
1865. 
1866. 
1867. 
1868. 

1869 



1870 

3871 

1872 

187.3 

1874 

1875 

1876 

1877 

1878 

1879 

1880 



Actual. 



2,991,412 
3,887,118 
4,703,525 
4,841,-547 
6,074,739 
6,382.810 
6,913,268 
7,610,459 
,1 8,681,636 
11,562.273 
14.726,000 
First 6 ms 
about 
17,000,000 



EsWted on basis of 



Onesix'h 
annual 
inc. 



One sev- 
enth an- 
nual inc 



3.418,756 
3,907.150 
4,465,314 
.5,163,216 
5.832,246 
6,665,424 
7,617,627 
8,705,889 
9,919,553 
11.370,917 

12,995,334 

14,851,811 
16,973,498 
19,398.288 
22,164,464 
25,336,532 
28,950,036 
33,092,612 
37,820,128 
43,223,003 
49,397,718 
56.4.54,535 



3,499,980 
4,071,644 
4,750,251 
5,541,960 
6,465,620 
7.543.223 
8,800;427 
10,267,165 
11,978,359 
13,974,752 

16,303,878 

19,021,191 

22,491,: 
25.889,954 
30,204,947 
35,239,101 
41,102,288 
48,964,337 
55,958,393 
65,284,792 
76,165,590 
88,859,855 



Mr. Mc- 
Alpine 
adopted 
1861. 

2 340,000 
2,520,000 
2,700,000 
2,880,000 
3,060.000 
3,42':f.0CO 
3,420,000 
3,600,000 
3,780,000 
3,960,000 
4,140,000 

4,320,000 



,536,000 
,752,000 
,004,000 
,256,000 
.544,000 
,832,000 



It will be seen, by examining the above table,that 
while the increase in daily consumption has been 
something in every year since 1857, it has followed 
HO regular law. Yet a uniform rate of one sixth 
per annum comes very near actual experience. 

The consumption of water can hardly continue 
long to increase so rapidly as heretofore. Indeed, 
such a rate of increase continued many years is an 
impossibility. If the population of this city could 
double every eight years, as it has done, in less 
than 100 years it would exceed that of the entire 
globe, ■ according to the largest estimates of the 
present day. It is not probable, however, that the 
rapid growth of Chicago will receive any important 
immediate check. It would not be unreasonable 
to suppose the population may double during the 
next eight years, while the rate of consumption 
and waste for each individual may continue to in- 
crease as it has already done, from less than thirty 
in 1858, to upward of sixty gallons now. 

Mr. McAlpine's estimate of 1851 is very interest- 
ing, as showing the basis upon which the original 
words were constructed, and which was considered 
ample,by the Commissioners at the time. Actual 
experience gained since then in other cities, as well 
as in this, shows how impogsible it is to estimate 
with certainty their future consumption. 

A common experience of older large cities has 
been this : For the first six to ten years the in- 
crease of consumption has been very rapid; then 
the rate of increase has fallen off very much, owing 
generally to a less rapid extension of the works, 
and to the preventiofc of waste by the use of water 
meterf=, and other means. As already shown with 
regard to Chicago, there is no uniform law govern- 
ing this matter. Estimates carefully prepared less 
than a year since have proved to be so much below 
the actual consumption as to be of no value for a 
basis upon which to project new works. 

PKESENT MEANS OF SUPPLY. 
The pumping machinery now erected may be re- 
lied upon to supply safely 20,000,000 gallons daily 
when the new engine is not in use, and when it is, 
26.000,000 ; the main and distributing pipes now 
laid cannot convey those quantities satisfactorily 
to nil parts of the city ; in fact, many parts of it suf- 
fer during the daytime from short supply, owing to 
the insufficient sizes of tbe main pipes. If this 
quantity could be uniformly distributed through- 
out the twenty-four hours, the difficulty would be 
far less than is now experienced, but the draught 
is much greater during the day than the night, and 
has reached a rate of nearly 25,600,000 gallons some- 
times for a few hours. 



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PROPOSKD PLANS. 

To remedy this rapidly increasing evil of a short 
enpply to many parts of the city, the Board have al- 
ready commenced laying more large pipes to carry 
the water to different centers of distribntiou. 
When the twenty-fourth main, from Wabagh ave- 
nue along Thirty-first street to Main street, thence 
across the South Branch, thence to Reuben street, 
thence along Kenbeh, Division and Rush 
streelB to the pumping works, and 
the connections on Chicago avenue, Harri- 
son street, and Twelfth street, are made, the evil 
of unequal distribution will be very much dimin- 
ished. For the not very distant future it is evident 
that if Chicago is to grow, as many believe, with 
good reason, it will, there must be duplicate pump- 
ing works either on the West or South Side, if not 
on both, with large distributing pipes connecting 
the different systems. 

To meet the present emergency, it has been pro- 
posed to extend the lake tunnel at once to some 
point on the West Side. Several points have been 
suggested, beginning with the intersection of Reu- 
ben and Kinzie streets, on the north, and ending 
with Bridgeport on the south. It may be said here, 
that provision for such an extensioa of the lake 
tunnel was made in its construction, so that the 
new work could be completed without depriving 
the city of the benefit of the old, except for the 
time necessary to take out a cast-iroa bulkhead for 
the purpose of letting water into the extension. 
11 In order to be certain that the same formation as 
I that found in the construction of the lake tunnel 
j exists along the line of the proposed extension of 
! that work to the West Side, borings were made 
about every quarter of a mile to a depth of sixty 
1 feet, under the immediate directien of Mr. K. 
Kroeschel, the late inspector of mining in the lake 
tunnel, in the direction of Reuben and Kinzie 
streets, and in the direction of Jefferson Park. 
The character of the ground was found to be Dre- 
cieely the same, being generally blue clay with 
occasional pockets of sand or quicksand, now and 
then a boulder. Cnce inflammable gas was discov- 
ered. Since, Captain A. S. Bergh has made similar 
borings in the direction of Bridgeport, with a slm- 
I ilar development of soil. In determining the 
I proper location of the West Side pumping works, 
i ana consequently the length of the proposed exlen- 
; sion of the lake tunnel, it is necessary to take into 
account the probable future growth of the city in 
all directions. If, as at first proposed, the 
extension is made to the vicinity of Union 
Park, it is evident that as great if not 
greater necessity would soon arise for 
additional pumping works to supply the dis- 
trict south of Twenty-secoad s-treet, in the S@uth 
Division. There would then be three sets of pump- 
ing works. If these three could be reduced to 
two, considerable expense and complication would 
be avoided in the maintenance of the water works 
after their completion. Much reflection npon the 
subject leads to the conclusion that it wonld be 
most advantageous, on the whole, to locate the 
West Side pumping works somewhere on the South 
Branch, seuth of Twenty-second street and west 
of Halsted street, where sailing and other vessels 
could reach them. Such a point would be about 
19.500 feet from the present works. By this arrange- 
ment the North Division and the northern part of 
the West Division could be supplied very efficiently 
from the present works, and the South Division 
and the southern part of the West Division, from 
the new pumping works. Both would be connected 
through the general system of mains and the dis- 
tributing pipes, and help each other, so that the 
line between the two great districtsof supply would 
not only be irregular in direction, but continually 
changing its position, according as one district or 
the other drew more or less than its average share 
of the total supply to the city, or one set of pump- 
ing works did more or less of its share of the aver- 
age duty required. 

The next question that occurs is, ought the ex- 
tension to be the size of the present lake tunnel or 
ought it to be larger. In order to throw light on 
tke subject, the following estimates have been 



made, not only of the probable cost of tunnels of 
different sizes, but of the head in feet required to 
deliver first 50,000 000 and then 100,000,600 gallons 
daily through them ; the probable annual cost of 
raising those amounts of water the different heights 
mentioned, and the sums which, at 7 per cent., 
would yield interest enough to pay the different 
cost.^ of pumping. 



Diameter. 


Extra head in feet re- 
quired for a daily 
supply of gallons. 


Estimated 
cost in 
dollars. 


50,000,000 


180,000,000 


5 feet 


23.17 
9.47 
4.44 
2.29 


92.66 
37.88 
17.74 
9.10 


^370,983 
448,167 
600,856 
850,478 


6 feet 


7 feet 


8 feet 





Diame- 
ter. 



5 feet.. 

6 feet.. 
7teet.. 
8 feet.. 



Annual cost of rais- 
ing the extra height 
required. 



50,600,000 100,000,000 



$52,345 
21,603 
19,117 
5,224 



$422,766 
172,827 
80,938 
41,792 



Extra annual cost of 
pumping, capital- 
ized at 7 per cent. 



50,000,000 100,000,600 



$754,928 
308,618 
144,531 
74,622 



$6,039,428 
2,468,942 
1,156,258 
596,028 



Diameter. 



If to the estimated first cost of each size of tunnel 
be added the estimated capitalized sums at 7 
percent, for pumping the extra head required for 
50,000,000 and 100,000,600 gallons in addition to the 
actual height the water must be raised above the 
level of the lake to supply the city, the statement 
would stand thus : 

50,00a,000 100,000.000 
gal's d'ly. gal's d'ly. 

5 feet 1,025,911 6,410,411 

6 feet 756,786 2.917.109 

7 feet 744,888 1.756,614 

8 feet 925,106 1.447.506 

It is impossible for anyone to say how fast Chi- 
cago will grow, and therefore a provision for such 
large amounts of water as those above mentioned 
may seem very extravagant, but if the past rate of 
increase is any guide for the future, then an average 
consumption of 100,000,000 gallons will take place 
in less than fifteen years. In other large cities of 
this country, when the question as to how long a 
time should be taken into account in the construc- 
tion of those parts of the work which cannot be en- 
larged—like the tunnel, for instance— twenty years 
has usually been considered little enough. It is 
certainly very desirable to put off the necessity for 
still additional works as long as possible, consistent 
with a due regard to keeping down interest, the 
first few years after the completion of the works — 
notwithstanding the water works of Chicago have 
never been a burden to the tax-payers. In view of 
these various considerations, it is believed that the 
tunnel extension should not be less than seven feet 
in diameter. 

Another question of great importance arises here, 
and that is, how soon will it be necessary to con- 
struct another tunnel under the lake ? The present 
one was estimated to be capable of delivering 54,- 
009,000 gallons daily under a head of eighteen feet ; 
and there is no doubt of its capacity to do so ; but 
this amount, according to present indications, may 
be occasionally required m less than six years. 
There are other reasons, however, why the con- 
struction of another lake tunnel shauld 
not only be looked upon as a necessity in the 
near future, but why it should be commenced as 
soon as the extension eastward. These are : 
First, the great importance of rendering a city of 
the present and prospective population and indus- 
try of Chicago as independent as possible of a 
single means of supply ; second, the necessity of 
pumping out the water occasionally, from the 
present tunnel, to examine, cleanse, and, if neces- 
sary, repair it ; and third, to be able to lower the 
pumps of the older engines, which in a few years 
will be left high and dry by the increased head re- 

?uired to supply the city through the lake tannel. 
t may be said that the two latter operations cotild 



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be performed by taking water temporarily from the 
lake shore. No donbt they could ; but the possi- 
bility of having T,o drink diluted river watei- at that 
time, indeed, the strousr probability of it in case 
repairs requiring several weeks to make should be 
necessary— are very strong objections to this 
course. The necessity for examining the interior 
of t he Crotou aqueduct, once a year, and ot having 
Rufficient time to maice needed rftp;\irs, was the 
principal reason for the great expenditure in con- 
structing a new reservoir in Central Park. Boston 
is constracting a new, large and very expensive 
reservoir for a similar reason. 

The Idke tunnel has now been In constant use 
for two and a half years It begins to give evi- 
dence of a need of cleansing. No indications of a 
need of internal repairs have been detected; but 
there may be slight changes slowly taking place, 
easy to repur now, which, if neglected too long, 
mUht become serious injuries to the worK. Con- 
tingencies apparently so remote are not regarded 
under ordinary circumstance, bat past experience 
in Chicago, as well as other large cities, teaches 
most emphatically that no contingency involving 
the probability of the iaterruption or pollution 
oi the main water supply even for a few days, can 
be safely neglected. 

The precise character of pumping engines and 
etractures coonected with them may be left for fu- 
ture determination, it being considered I'ufficient 
for the present to allow in the estimate a sum large 
enough to duplicate the present engine-house, with 
regard to dimensions, but with less ornament and 
with all its acces^^ories, to put in engines at first 
capable of supplying 30,000,0(M) gallons daily. This 
may eeem to be a large provision, when taken in 
connection with new engines to be erected at the 
present pumping works which will increase the 
capacity of delivering water there to from 80,000,090 
to 36,000,000 gallons daily. The supply on very 
warm and dry days has already reacned 23,000,000, 
and even then large portions of the city, distant 
from the center of the distribution, were very short 
of water during the day, showing that a still larger 
quantity would have been used could it have been 
delivered. At the present rate of increase 35,000,000 
gallons daily may be demanded of the works m 
very warm or cold weather, within three years. 

The same increase for one year more would ren- 
der the pumps of the old engines useless, because 
the well was not constructed nor the pumps placed 
with reference to the lake tunnel. The well and 
pumps would have to be lowered on account of the 
increased head required by the tunnel to deliver 
the daily supply. Prudence would of course re- 
quire that such a change be made, if practicable, 
at a season of the year when the average demand 
upon the work is the least ; but while the season 
of least average demand is known, no one can tell 
what will be required on any particular day or 
daring any particular week. 

Another reason for providing liberally in the way 
of pumoing power, is the advantage it would afford 
in case of fire, of giving the largest possible sup- 
ply in every part of the city. This wiU be much 
more easily done wnen the present policy of put- 
ting down a greater proportion of large mains than 
heretofore is carried out. 

In order to avoid the necessity of depriving the 
city of tunnel water when the extension westward 
is connected with the present works, it is proposed, 
in case tlie second lake tunnel is constructed, to 
nave a well or shaft between the two tunnels, with 
gates, so that the communication between the tun- 
nels may be opened or closed at pleasure, within 
an hour. Such an arrangement would be necessary 
afterward to permit either tunnel to be entered 
for examination, cleaning, or repairs. 

It took three years to construct the lake tunnel; 
but at least one year was lost by delays at the crib, 
for only one quarter of thp length of the tunnel 
was made from that end. With no crib to construct, 
it is believed that the whole of the proposed work 
could be completed in two years from the time of 
its commencement. The extension westward could 
be made in much less time by sinking three inter- 
mediate shafts between the present and the new 
pumping works, and it may be that the saving in 



transportation would render it best to have this 
number anyhow, even if the work should not be 
prosecuted with so much speed as would be neces- 
sary with a smaller number of shafts. With three 
intermediate shafts it would be easy to finish tbe 
extension westward in one year, supposing the rate 
of progress of each working force to be nut over ten 
reet per day, while in the lake tunnel it was often 
fifteen. The greatest length of underground trans- 
portation would be only ^half a mile, and in the 
lake tunnel it was three times that distance. 

In case it should be decided to construct another 
lake tunnel, it is proposed to make a similar provi- 
sion in it to the one maae in the lake tunnel for its 
future extension eastward, if the contemplated har- 
bor improvement, or other reasons, should ever 
render it necessary to go farther out to get pure 
water. 

If the extension of the lake tunnel westward and 
the erection of new pumping works should be car- 
ried out, it would be well to make a change in the 
size of the grand circuit mam the Board have com- 
menced carrying around the principal portion of the 
city (Rush and Pine streets and Wabash avenue be- 
ing its eastern boundary. Thirty-first the southern, 
Main and Keubeu btryets the western, and Division 
and Oak the northern). Instead of preserving the 
uniform diameter of two feet entirely around the 
circuit, it is proposed to make it three feet from 
Wabash avenue, on Thirty-first, Main, and Reuben 
streets, as far north as Twelfth street, the object be- 
ing to send a supply nortnward and southward, 
both on Wabash avenue from Thirty-first, and 
eastward as well as northward from the intersec- 
tion of Reuben and Twelfth streets. This would 
not be necessary at first, but in a very few years it 
would be of great advantage to all the souMiern 
and southwestern portions of the city. 

Inasmuch as there will probably be times in very 
warm and dry weather in summer, and very cold 
in winter, when the supply of water to the city will 
most likely be deficient, until a new pumping en- 
gine can be erected, it becomes a very serious 
question what is to be done to meet this emergency. 
Two methods suggest themselves, both of which 
have been practiced in other cities. The first is to 
use temporarily a small engine capable of supply- 
ing a few million a day, the second is to put a stop, 
if possible, to the enorinous waste now going on, 
especially in the northern portion of the South 
Division. Various trials and measurements by 
night and day prove that this district, which pays 
only one eighth of the total water revenue of the 
city, wastes more than its proper share of the whole 
supply ; that is, it draws at the rate of upward of 
2,000,000 gallons in the hours between midnight 
and 4 a. m., when the legitimate de- 
mand for water is almost nothing. Search has been 
made to ascertain if this waste proceeds mainly from 
leaking pipes, or from a very few large establish-^ 
ments, but it appears to be almost universal. The' 
erincipal caase is the water-closets under the side- 
walks. They are so constructed that when new 
and in order they consume water only when in ac- 
tual use, but sooner or later most of them get out 
of order and was^te water all the time. Another 
great cause of waste reported by Mr. Wooaford, 
Water Assessor, is the great number of small stop- 
cocks out of order in houses, and in the service 
pipes on the streets. In well regulated houses, 
whenever thi^ leakage is discovered it is stopped, 
but when it occurs under the street,and out of sight, 
it may go on for years without being noticed. Ex- 
perience shows that some of the arrangements 
adopted for supplying houtes in the early days of 
the water works must either be improved or 
changed entirely, as the Board are now doing. The 
extension of the meter system, as far as practi- 
cable, is exceedingly desirable. No meter yet 
used in this city, however, seems to be applicable 
to private houses, except at an expense beyond 
the advantage to be gained. 



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TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF PROPOSED WORK. 

Extension westward, 7 feet $600,356 

New pumping works, engine-house, land, 
&c 300,000 



New lake tunnel 

'f Stone structure at crib. 



Gate shaft. 



Enlargement of pipes. 




^1,500,000 

It was thought at one time that a saving of a mile 
and one half at ]ea«t in the length of the tunnel 
might be effected by going directly from the pro- 
posed new pumping works into the lake, but the 
cbaracter of the ground, as indicated by borines, 
proves to be very unfavorable. But the advantage 
of being able to supply the present pumping works 
rtiroush the proposed new tunnel whenever the 
present one may need cleaning or repairs, would 
be a very great compensation for the increased 
length and cost of the former. 

Respectfully submitted. 

E. S. Chesbp.ough, 
City Engineer. 

Bv these reports it will appear that in order to 
place the city of Chicago beyond any:,contingency, 
eo far as her water supply is concerned, for many 
years to come, will cost the large sum of $1,500,000, 
andnowtne question arises. Will anj thing short of 
that which is recommended by the Board and their 
Chief Engineer meet the demands of our citizens 
of the present and future municipality of Chicago ? 
We think not, looking at the past as our authority 
for saying so. Now the question again comes up. 
Will the financial condition of our city permit the 
Dremeditated outlay ? We say it will, for the 
reason that this branch of our city government is 
more than self-sustaining ; in proof of which we 
give the figures, as follows : 

Anril 1, 1869, there were outstanding : 

Water bonds dravang 6 per cent f l,03Q,r0 

Water bonds drawing 7 per cent 1,690,000 

Since issued, drawing 7 per cent 300,000 

$3,020,000 

We will now add the proposed further is- 
sne of 7 per cent, bonds 1,500,000 

Swelling the aggregate of total water debt, 
when the contemplated improvement 
shall have been made, to $4,520,000 

The interest upon which is $316,400 per annum ; 
and this calculation is made upon a basis of 7 per 
cent, per annum interest, when only a portion, s^y 
$3,400,000, will draw this rate of interest, the re- 
mainder, $1,030,000, bearing only 6 per cent, per 
annum. 

The income from water taxes for the year ending 
March 31. 1869, as your Committee learn from Mr. 
A. W. Tinkham, Secretary of the Board of Public 
Works, v,'as $420,686.94, leaving a margin, after 
paying interest on the water debt, of $104,286.94, 
which amount will go far toward paying the cur- 
rent expenses of the water department per annum. 

Now, then, if the income from water rents is 
$420.68*j.94 per annum, at this time, can we not 
safely say that this amount will he doubled from 
the game source by the time these contemplated 
improvemements are made ? We think we can ; 
and such being the case, your Committee are 
unanimously of the opinion that the suggestions 
and recommend atioBB of the Board of Public 
Works, and their Chief Engineer, should at once 
be adopted by this Council, and that they should at 
once take steps to carry forward the work, calling 
upon this Council to approve any plan or plans 
which they may deviae from time to time, 
to perfect this " great undertaking, and for 
the further issue of bonds to meet the 
expense as the work may progress, and for the pur- 



chase of ground, machinery, &c., &c. All of which 

we recommend. 

Charles C. P. Holden, 
John Comiskey, 
Charles G. Wicker, 
George T. Beebb, 
Edward Kehoe, 
J. A. Hahn, 
Special Committee on Water Supply. 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Aldermen of Chi- 
cago, in Common Council assembled : 
Your Special Committee on the Water Supply, to 
whom was referred various papers touching this 
question, from the old Council, to wit : Communi- 
cation of Aid. Holden, of August 23. 1869 ; commu- 
nication ol the Board of Public Works, of October 
15, 1869 ; communication of E. S. Chesbrougb, City 
Engineer, of October 11, 1869 : report ol Special 
Committee of the Council of 1869— having carefully 
considered tbe same, report : 

That your Committee met, with the Board of 
Public Works and Chief Engineer Chesbrough. at 
the office of the Board, on the 2d inst., when a full 
discussion of the question was entered into, the 
communications above referred to were fully dis- 
cut'sed, and the Board of Public Works, as also Mr 
Chesbrough, explained at length why the proposed 
improvements should at once be commenced and 
pushed to a final completion. They also presented 
to your Committee a memorandum showiug the re- 
ceipts from water rents for the nine months, ending 
Dec. 31, 1869, to wit: 

April $50,927 

May 1(!E,801 

June 52,211 

July 26,303 

August 21,061 

September 2r),812 

October 97,208 

Novemoer 100,002 

December 53,677 

Total $428,004 

The game ratio of increase for the three months 
ending March 31, 1870, will swell the total receipts 
from this source for the year to $570.t)72, or an in- 
crease over preceding year of $149,985,06, thus leav- 
ing no ground for doubt, on the part of your Com- 
mittee, as to the feasibility and great necessity for 
the immediate undertaking on the part of the 
authorities for the extension of our Water Works 
on a scale commensurate with the present growth 
of our city, and the necessities of her citizens- all 
of wliom desire and must have this commodity, and 
will most cheerfully pay for the same— but only a 
portion of whom can now obtam it at any price. 

The report of the old Committee, referred to, 
meets with our hearty approval, and we recom- 
mend the same to be concurred in by this Council; 
and we also recommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, 
and they are here hereby, authorized, empowered 
and directed to take immediate steps for the carry- 
ing out of the improvements suggested and set 
forth at length in the report and communication of 
Chief Engineer Chesorough, under date Oct. 11, 
1869, herewith annexed, and that the Board report 
to this Council, for their approval, such ordinances 
as may be necessary, from time to time, for the 
complete execution of this moat impo.-tant work, 
Charles C. P. Holdem, 
James McCaulet, 
P. B. Sheil, 
Alexander Bbnglhy, 
A. C. Calkins, 
J. A. Hahn, 
Special Committee on Water Supply. 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

Aid. Whitaker presented the petition of Michael 
Philbin to be appointed a special policeman for the 
Fifth Ward, which, on his motion, was 

Referred to the Board of Police. 

Remonstrance of citizens against the opening of 
Waller street, was, on motion of Aid. Geo. Powell, 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 



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Petition of John Zouder far remission of taxes, 
was, on motion of Aid. W. B. Powell, 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of property owners for the passage of an 
ordinance annuliiug the apsesament for traveling 
Prairie avenue, was, on motion of Aid. Calkins, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Allsys, 
South Division. 

Petition of John Hurkes for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was, on motion of Aid. Hildreth, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of property owners for water pipe on 
Fulton street, from Leavitt street to Western ave- 
nue, was, on motion of Aid. Sheil, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Remonstrance of property owners against the 
opening of Goethe street, was, on motion of Aid. 
Mc'^^'auley, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division. 



Petition of Barbara Stnflfonracey for a free ped- 
dler's license, was, on motion of Aid. Hildreth, 
Granted, 

Petition of Owen McClusKey for a free peddler'g 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Dixon, 
Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Aid. Woodard presented a communicatioia cov- 
ering a resolution in relation to petitions for street 
improvements, which, on motion of Aid. Shell, 
was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Shell moved that the Conncil do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed, and 
The Council stood adjourned. 

C. T, HOTCHKIBS, 

City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL BEPORT. 

Present— Aid.. Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, WhitaHer, 
Heenan, Tracey, Batterman, Hildreth, W.S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Kussell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Kobinson, Campbell, Gill, 
Shell, Buehler, McGrath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, 
Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, De- 
vine, and Mr. President. 

Absent— Aid. Cox, Hickey, Schmidt. 

MINUTES, 

Aid. Heenan moved that the minutes of the regu- 
lar meeting, held Feb. 7, be approved without 
reading. 

The motion prevailed. 

APPOINTMENTS. 

The Presiding Officer appointed Aid. Heenan 
and Walsh as members of the Committee on Rail- 
roads, and Aid. Heenan and Wilce as members of 
the Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, as 
provided by the amendment to Rule 37. 



PETITIONS, 



COMMUNICATIONS, AND MISCELLA- 
NEOUS BUSINESS. 



Petition of citizens, asking the passage of an or- 
dinance to regulate the sale of poultry, was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Hahn, 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Tyler presented a resolution in relation to 
sidewalk on Dayton and Clark streets, and moved 
its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Besolveds That the Boara of Public Works be, 
and they are hereby, requested to prepare and pre- 
sent to the Council, at their earliest convenience, 
an ordinance for a sidewalk on the east side of Day- 
ton street, "between Sophia street and Asvlum place, 
and on the east side of Clark street, from Sophia 
street to Asylum place. 

Petition of citizens for the passage of an ordi- 
nance for opening streets in blocks 3, 11 and 12, 
Sheffield's Addition, was, on motion of Ald.Daggy, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 



Aid. Campbell presented a resolution asking for 
the passage of an ordinance for opening Miller ave- 
nue, which, on motion of Aid. Sheil, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Woodard presented a communication cover- 
ing a preamble and resolution m relation to the 
action of the Constitutional Convention in matters 
pertaining to municipal corporations, and movea 
the adoption of the preamble and resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the preamble and resolution aa 
adopted : 

Whereas, Matters relating to municipal corpora- 
tions oi vital interest to the city of Chicago are 
under discussion at the Constitutional Convention 
now in session at Springfield ; be it therefore 

Besolved^ That His Honor the Mayor and the 
Corporation Counsel be requested to examine any 
proposed changes of the organic law of the State 
in relation to its bearing upon the best interests 
of this city, and to take such action In relation 
thereto as they in their judgment may think best. 

Aid. McCauley presented a preamble and resolu- 
tion instructing the Committee on Judiciary to re- 
port to the Counsel the special laws in regard to 
paying the State's Attorney's fees, and moved their 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the preamble and resolution as 
adopted : 

Whebeas, We believe it to be tne desire and 
wish of the people of this city that economy and 
reform should be iutroduced into all of our munici- 
pal affais ; and 

Whereas, The Finance Committee have lately 
reported that the large sums of money annually 
paid out of the City Treasury to the State's Attor- 
ney for conviction fees in the Recorder's Court 
are paid by and under the direction of 
special laws, passed from time to time 
by the State Legislature; and, although imposing 
unjust burdens on the people of this city, it is not 
in the power of this Council to repeal or remedy 
it; by ordinance ; therefore, be it 

Resolved^ That the Committee on Judiciary be 
and they are hereby instructed and directed to ex- 
amine into ana report in detail to this Council, al 
special laws and ordinances passed by the Legiela- 
ture of the State or Common Council of this city 
since the formation of the Recorder's Court, which 
relate to or direct the nayment of the whole or any 
part of the State's Attorney's fees out of the Treas- 
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report the amount of fees chargeable from 
time to time under the State laws for misdemean- 
ors, felonies, or w other causes, at the time of the 
passage of these various laws, and such special 
changes, if any have been made, in the amount of 
fees to be charged in this Judicial District, differ- 
ent from the amounts paid in other counties in the 
State ; also to report the amounts paid each 
year out of the city treasury to the State's Attorney 
from the passage of the first law relating thereto, 
down until the present time, so that some steps 
may be taken at the next meeting of the State 
Legislature to have these special laws repealed, 
and our treasury relieved from this unjust and une- 
qual burden. 

Remonstrance against planking alley in S. i4 of 
B. 51, Sec. 7, T. 39, was. on motion of Aid. Camp- 
bell, 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Petition of sewer contractors to have the city pay 
certain money to them as compensation for ex- 
penses incurred on collection of vouchers, was, on 
motion of Aid. Woodard, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Daniel S. Boone and others, asking 
the appointment of Edward Jennings as a special 
policeman, to be paid by such citizens as employ 
him, without cost to the city. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the petition be referred to 
the Board of Police, with instructions to grant the 
prayer of the petition. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of property owners on State street, be- 
tween Thirty-second street and Douglas place, for 
water service pipe on said street, was, on motion of 
Aid. Daggy, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of citizens and property owners for 
lamp-posts on State street between Thirty-second 
street and Douglas place, was, on motion of Aid. 
Baggy, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of property owners for improvement of 
Western avenue from Lake street to Southwestern 
plank road, was, on motion of Aid. Campbell, 

Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Petition of expressmen for refunding fines and to 
have express stands designated, was, on motion of 
Aid. Hildreth, 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Aid. Hildreth presented a resolution in relation 
to the assessment for repairing streets, which, on 
motion of Aid. S chintz, was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Petition ©f citizens to have a portion of the ap" 
proaches to the Washington street tunnel covered 
ana paved, was, on motion of Aid. Holden, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Remonstrance of property owners against the 
proposed improvement of Southwestern avenue 
from Twelfth street to the city limits, was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Camp Dell, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Petition of Gould Bros, to lay a railroad track 
on Beach street, was, on motion of Aid. Shell, 
Referred to Committee on Railroads. 

Petition of property owners on Clark street, to 
have the railroad track removed from said street be- 
tween Twelfth and Twenty-second streets, was, on 
motion of Aid. Dixon, 

Referred to Committee on Railroads. 

Petition of Ellen Howard for a free second-hand 
dealers' license, was, on motion of Aid. Dixon, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 



Aid. Schintz presented a communication cover- 
ing resolutions in relation to express stands, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed, 

The following are the resolutions as adopted : 
Resolved^ That the Police Commissioners are 
hereby respectfully requested to allow expressmen 
to occupy with their wagons the streets occupied 
by them in the South Division for the past year, 
until such time as the Common Council shall, by 
ordinance or resolution, assign express stands in 
each Division. 

Resolved^ That the Committee on Police be, and 
it is hereby, instructed to report, at the next regu- 
lar meeting of the Council, a resolution or ordi- 
nance designating certain boundaries where ex- 
pressmen may stand with their wagons, paying,, 
however, due regard to the rights of storekeeperii 
and hackmen. 

Petition of Machael Kane for a free peddler's 
license was, on motion of Aid. Carney, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 



Petition of Franz Metzner for a free peddler's 
license was, on motion of Aid. Berger, 
Referred to the Mayor with power to act. 

Petition of property owners for repair of lamp- 
posts on Larrabee street, was, on motion of Aid. 
Bengley, 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Remonstrance of fish dealers against increasing 
the fees of the Fish Inspector, was, on motion of 
Aid. Whitaker, 

Published and referred to the Committee on 
Markets. 

The following is the petition. 
To the Honorable Mayor and Common Council of 

the City of Chicago. 

Gentlemen: We, the undersigned wholesale 
fish dealers, beg leave to remonstrate against any 
alteration of the law or ordinances governing the 
City Fish Inspector, on the following grounds : 

1. The fees derived from the office by the present 
ordinance is worth from $3,000 to $4,000 annually to 
the Fish Inspector, and any alteration at the pres- 
ent time will be the means of turning the supply of 
fish to Eastern markets, and|on account of the un- 
satisfactory manner in which the inspection has 
been done the last three seasons, it has reduced our 
receipts from 60,000 packages in 1866 to 36,000 pack- 
ages in 1869. 

2. There are now three persons in our city who 
have been employed as Deputy Inspectors for 
ten years, viz. : Thomas Randerson, Mat- 
thias Frangen and Charles Silver, 
who could file the necessary bonds 
and would accept the office at the fees as now laid 
down by the ordinance, and guarantee satisfaction 
to the producers, consumers, dealers, and all par- 
ties at all concerned in the fish business. 

3. Our great aim is to keep the charges for inspec- 
tion on a level, as nearly as possible, with the other 
lake ports, against which we have to contend for 
our supplies ; to allow the Fish Inspector a fair and 
reasonable recompense for the duties he is required 
to perform, and encourage the producer to patronize 
our market, and prevent the curtail on our busi- 
ness, by an exorbitant fee to the Fish Inspector. 

All of which is most respectfully submitted. 

King, Stewart & Aldrich, 
Smith Bros. & Co., 

SiBLET & EnDICOTT, 

Wm. M. Hott So Co., 

And many others. 

Communication a sking the passage of an accom- 
panying !ordinance regulating hacks ana cabs at 
the Wells street depot, was, on motion of Aid. 
Schintz, 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Aid. Dixon presented a resolution in relation to 
the erection of a market-house on block 90, School 
Section Addition. 



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Aid. Schintz moved to refer the resoliitioa to the 
Committee on Markets. 

The Chair decided that it must go to the Commit- 
tee on Marliets. 

Aid. Dixon appealed from the decision of the 
Chair. 

The question "being, " Shall the Chair he sus- 
tained?" Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the Chair was sustained by the following' vote : 
Ayes— Somevs, Donnellan. Hahn, Calkins, Mc- 
A.voy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, W, S. Powell, 
Holden. Wilce, Walsh. McCotter, Robinson, Gill, 
>^heil, Tyler, Bers-er, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
iehoe— 22. 

Noes— Dixon, Montgomery, Daggy, Hildreth, 
Inssell, Woodard, Campbell, Buehler, Hertmg, 
dcCauley, Devine— 11. 

Petition of Charles G. Smith for compensation 
OT land taken for opening Michigan avenue, was, 
n motion of Aid. Calkins, 
Keferred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of property owners for suspension of 
oUection of assessment for opening Seeley avenue, 
ras, on motion of Aid. Robinson, 
Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Petition ol expressmen to have south slae of 
np.i .andolph street, adjoining Court-House square. 
Mil ;eclared an express stand, was, on motion of Aid. 
chintz, 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

(IB. Petition of John M. Wilson for widening of Doug- 
so: IS place to the width of one hundred feet, was, 

Q motion of Aid. Calkins, 
0! Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 

Duth Division, 

il oi Petition of R. Raffalowitz for a free peddler's li- 
mse, was, on motion of Aid. Carney, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 



Aid. Montgomery presented a resolution in rela- 
on to Aldermen leaving their seats during ses- 
ons of the Council, which, on motion of Aid. Hil- 
I'eth, was 

iReferred to Committee on Judiciary. 



I Aid. Bengley presented a resolution instructing 
e Commissioners of tne Boards of Public Works 
jid Police to retain certain amounts from salaries 
employees to pay judgments which may be held 
ainst them, which, on motion of Aid. Woodard , 
lis 

IReferred to Committee on Judiciary. 

jpetition of property owners to widen Wesson 
jreet, from Chicago avenue to Oak street, was, on 
3tion of Aid. Bengley, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
)rth Division. 

&.ld. Bengley presented a resolution in relation 
the improvement of Wssson street, and moved 
i adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Eesolved, That the Board of Public Works be, 
d they are hereby, requested to take no further 

ps toward improving Wesson street upon the or- 
Qance already passed, aud upon which an assess- 
jnt has been made, until after the consideration 

the accompanying petition of property owners 

said street„ 

&.ld. Carney presented a resolution for lamp-posts 
Erie street and moved its adoption. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, 
d they are hereby, requested t© prepare an ordi- 
nce for lamp posts on Erie street, from Market 
•eet to the river. 

Petition of citizens for a sewer on Sholto street, 
18, on motion of Aid. Schintz, 
Referred to the Beard of Public Works. 



Propc al of L. H. Butler to purchase school land 
in the town, of Jefierson, was, on motion of Aid. 
Woodara, 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Petition of citizens asking for redemption of tax 
sale by the city on the part of lots 7 and 8, block 15, 
Wolcotfs Addition, was, oh motion ot Aid. Sheil, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Daniel Earnshaw for renewal of lease 
of N. H B. 87, School Section Addition, was, on 
motion of Aid. Calkins, 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Petition of citizens for a sidewalk on Sangamon 
street, from Van Buren to Harrison streetS) was, 
on motion of Aid. Geo. Powell, 

Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Petition of Darius Knight, asking for the passage 
ot an ordinance to confirm the title to certain 
property purchased by him from the city of Chicago, 
was, on motion of Aid. Sheil, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of citizens asking that the railway 
track on Wells street be rem©ved forthwith, was, 
on motion of Aid. Hildreth, 

Referred to Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Tyler presented the draft of an ordinance t© 
provide additional security against the explosion 
of steam boilers, which, on motion of Aid. Camp- 
bell, was 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Robinson presented a resolution In relation 
to the unsafe condition of the ceiling in the Council 
Chamber, which, on motion of Aid. Calkins, was 

Referred to Committee on Public Buildings. 

Communication from Bradner, Chamley & Co., in 
relation to planking Cologne street at their expense, 
and asking lease of end of Quarry street as com- 
pensation therefor, was, on motion of Aid. Batter- 
man, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

Petition of property owners asking for an ordi- 
nance for planking alley running north and south 
from Sixteenth to Seventeenth street, and between 
Halsted and Union streets, was, on motion of Aid. 
Batterman, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Petition of Michael McMann, for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Aid. McGrath, 
Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Petition of Caspar Heiech, for a free peddler's 
licenses, was. on motion of Aid. Tyler, 
Referrea to the Mayor, with power to act. 

OTTICIAL BONDS. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Joseph 
Holderness as Special Constable, which, on motion 
of Aid. Tracey, was 

Approved. 

Also, 

The official bond of Edward Nothnagel as Special 
Constable, which,on motion of Aid. George Powell, 
was 

Approved. 

Also, 

The official bond of E. W. Pratt as Special Con- 
stable, which, on motion of Aid. Gill, was 
Approved. 

Also, 

The official bond of Frederick Martin as Special 
Constable, whjich, on motion of Aid. Kehoe, was 
Approved. 



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Also. 

The official bond of C. O. McLane as Special Con- 
stable, which, on motion of Aid. Dixon, was 
Approved. 

Also, 

The official bond of James E. Killich as Special 
Constable, which, on motion of Aid. Berger, was 
Approved. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Board of Police presented a report recom- 
mending the appointment of a Prosecuting Attor- 
ney, which, on motion of Aid. Schintz, was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

The City Physician presented his monthly report 
of his department, which, on motion of Aid. Ho) den, 
was 

Referred to Committee on Bridewell. 

The Board of Police presented a report asking 
for authority to accept the proposal for the exchange 
of the Long John engine for a new one on payment 
of $2,250. 

Aid. Calkins moved that authority be granted as 

Aslscd for 

Aid. Haha demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Aijes— isomers, Hahn, Montgomery, Calkins, Mc- 
Avoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Batter- 
man, Hildr'eth, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Wilce, 
Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter. Robinson. 
Campbell, Gill, Shell, Buehler, McGrath. Tyler, 
Berger, Schintz, Beneley, Carney, Herting, McCau- 
ley, Kehoe. Devine, Mr. President— 34. 

iVb(?s— Donnellan, Holden— 2. 

The Clerk of the Police Court presented his re- 
port of the criminal business of his court for the 
past six months. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the report be referred to 
to the Corporation Counsel and City Attorney. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Holden moved that ihe report be published 
also. 

Aid. Bengley demanded the ayes and uoes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somers, Hahn, Calkms, McAvoy, Dagtry. 
Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey. Batterman, Hildreth, 
W. S. Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Campbell, Gill, McCauley— 18. 

iVoes— Donnellan, Montgomery, George Powell, 
Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Shell. Buehler, 
McGrath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, Kehoe, Devine— 17. 

The Jollowing is the report : 
To the Honorable, the Common Council of the 

City of Chicago. 

Gentlemen : In compliance with an ordinance 
passed by your honorable body, requiring the 
Clerks of the Police Court to make a statement 
showing the name of every person who. within the 
last six months, have been committed to jail or 
admitted to bail, and the name of each bondman, 
when bail has been taken, &c., I have complied with 
the requirements of said ordinance as far as possi- 
ble. There has been no record kept in this office 
of the names of bondmen ; but I shall do so here- 
after ; and I would state also that there is not one 
case in twenty-five where bonds are given at this' 
office. The greatest portion are committed to jail. 
Respectfully submitted, 

C. R. Matson, 
Clerk Police Court. 

Report of names of all persons held on criminal 
oflfenses to answer before the upper Courts, from 
Aug. 1, 1869, to Jan. 31, 1870 : 

SOUTH DIVISION POLICE COURT. 

Aug. 2, 1869 — Defendant, John Murray ; charge, 
riot ; amount of bail, §300 ; to what court held. Re- 
corder's Court. 

Aug. 2, 1869— Defendant, Bernard McGowen ; 
charge, arson ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 2, 1869— Defendant, Anna Cochrane ; charge, 



larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 4, 1869— Defendant, John Cairn; charge, 
larceny ; amount ot bail, $300 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 5, 1869— Defendant, Martin Carney ; charge, 
larceny ; aiuount of bail, $300 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 7, 1869— Defendant, Augustus Conley ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 9, 1869— Defendant, Francis McNaff ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $600 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 9, 1869— Defendant, James Crowley ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $100 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 9, 1869— Defendant, Richard Johnson; 
charge, larceny ; amount ot bail, $300 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Au2. 9, 1869— Defendant, William Sheohon ; 
charg^, larceny ; amount of bail, $500; to what 
conrt held, Recorder's Court. 

Aug, 10, 1869— Defendant, John Wagner, charge, 
arson ; amount of bail, $600 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 10, 1869— Defendant, Edward E. Hayes ; 
charge, assault with a deadly weapon, intent to kill; 
amount of bail, $3.000 ; to what court held, Record- 
er's Court. 

Aug. 10, 1869- Defendant, Charles Herzog ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $-300 ; to what 
court held, Recoraer's Court. 

Aug. 10, 1869 -Defendant, Charles Cramer; 
charge, obtaining money on false pretenses ; 
amount of bail. $4< 0; to what court held, Record- 
er's Court. 

Aug, iO, 1869— Defendant, John McPine ; charge, 
obtaining money on false pretenses ; amount of 
ball, $400 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 10, 1869— Defendant, James Finley ; charge, 
assaulting an officer ; amount of bail, $600 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 12, 1869— Defendant, William Crane ; charge, 
robbery ; amount of bail, $3,000 ; to what court 
held, Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 12, 1869— Defendant, David Crawford; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 12, 1869— Defendant, Robert Crawford; 
charge, larceny ; amount Of bail, $300 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Aug, 13, 1869— Defendant, Aurora H. Welby; 
charge, keeping lewd house ; amount of bail, $300 ; 
to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 13, 186«— Defendant, Patrick Daggan; 
charge, burglary ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 13, 1869— Defendant, Micnael Hinckley: 
charge, burglary ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what 
court held, "Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 13, 1869— Defendant, John Heaney ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 16, 1?69— Defendant, George Post ; charge, 
obtaining money by falee pretenses; amount of 
bail, $200 ; to wtiat court held, Recorder's Court. 

Aug, 17, 1869— Defendant, Clarence Linden; 
charge, larceny; amount of bail, f 500 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 17, 1869 — Defendant, Alphonso Laaie ; 
charge, burglary ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 17, 1869— Defendant, Charles Piles ; charge, 
buri^lary : amount of bail, $1,200; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 17, 1869— Defendant. Hugh Clark, charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 18, 1869— Defendant, Walsh Brady; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 18, 1S69— Defendant, Mary Brady ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court, 

Aug. 21, 1869 — Defendant, James Leschander, 
charge, larceny; amount of bail, $800; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 



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Aug. 23, 1869— DefeBd ant, Michael Healy; charge, 
larceny; amount of bail, ^200 ; to what court held. 
Kecorder's Court. 

Aug. 23, 1S69— Defend aBt, Bridget Hutchinson ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $100 ; to what 
court held, Kecorder's Court. 

Ang. 26, 1869 — Defendant, Georee Stewart, 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what 
court held, Kecorder's Court. 

Aug. 26, 186fi— Defendant, Milisa Kau ; charge, 
assault with a deadly weapon ; amount of bail, 
$500 ; to what court held, Kecorder's Court. 

Aug. 26, 1869— Defendant, F. W. Young, charge, 
b^tardy ; amount of bail, $SGO ; to what court 
held. Kecorder's Court. 

Aug. 27, 1869— Defendant, Peter A.Martin, charge, 
robbery ; amount of bail, 35800 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 27, 1869— Defendant, Bernard Kerns ; charge, 
bastardy ; amount of bail, $900 ; to what court 
held, Kecorder's Court. 

Aug. 27, 1869 — Defendant. Francis Blakley, 
charge, bastardy ; amount of bail, $700 ; to what 
court held, Kecorder's Court. 

Aug. 30, 1869— Defendant, John McNeil, charge, 
laixeny ; amount of bail, $3G0 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 30, 1S69— Defendant, Ernest Ehring ; charge, 
assault ; amount of bail, $400 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Aug. 31, 1869— Defendant, Walter Cole, charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $800 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

1 Aug. 31, 1869— Defendant, Jamie Brown ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of ball, $400 ; to what court hela, 
' Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 1, 1869 — Defendant, George W. Wilson ; 
I charg-e, larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what 
1 court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 3, 1869— Defendant, Theresa Muket ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what 
court held, Recoraer's Court. 

Sept. 2, 1869— Defendant, Eliza Duckett ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
I Recorder's Court. 

Seot. 2, 1869— Defendant, Lizzy Young ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 2, 1869— Defendant, Daniel Weber : charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 3, 1869 — Defendant, Henry Johnson; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept, 3, 1869— Defendant. Daniel Finkbone ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept, 3, 1869— Defendant, John O'Hara ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $1,500 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 3, 1869— Defendant, John Smith. ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

\ Sept. 3, 1869— Defendant. Lizzie Harris; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 3, 1869— Defendant, E. R. Burdick; charge, 
obtaining money "by false pretenses ; amount of 
bail, $800 : to what ^ourt hela. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 3, 1869— Defendant, Timothy Fuller; charge, 
3btaining money by false prepenses; amount of 
bail, $800 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 4, 1869— Defendant, George Saunders; 
iharge, larceny ; amount of bail, $2,300 ; to what 
;ouri held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 4, 1869— Deiendant,,Wm. Kolliskie ; charge, 
•obbery : amount of bail, $400 ; to what court held, 
iiecorder's Court. 

Sept. 4, ie69— Defendant, Purkos Rosenberg ; 
iharge, robbery ; amount of bail, $4'..0 ; to what 
jourtheld, Recoroer's Court. 

Sept. 4, 1869— Defendant, Louis Grobitskie ; 
iharge, robbery ; amount of bail, $400 ; to what 
jourt held, Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 6, 1869— Defendant, John Shoy ; charge, 
arceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 6, 1869— Defendant, Thomas Flanigan; 



charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $2C0 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 6, 1869— Defendant, Henry White ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 6, 1869— Defendant, George Leise ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 6, 1869— Defendant. John Wilson ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 6, 1869— Defendant, William Thompson ; 
charge, larceny : amount of bail, $200 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 9, 1869— Defendant, Thomas Scott ; charge, 
assault with a deadly weapon ; amount of bail, $4U0; 
to what court Held, Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 9, 1869 — Defendant, George Parker ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 10, 1869— Defendant, John Jackson ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court 
held, Recorder's Court. 

Sept, 10, 1869— Defendant, Henry Davis ; charge, 
burelary ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 10, 1869— Defendant, Louis H. King; charge, 
forgery ; amount of bail, $2,500 ; to what court 
held, Recoraer's Court. 

Sept. 13, 1869— Defenaant, Henry J. Moore : 
charge, assaulting an officer ; amount of bail, $500 ; 
to what court held, Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 14, 1869— Defendant, Julia Thompson ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $400 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 15, 1869— Defendant, R. M. Hardgrave ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 16, 1869— Defendant, Peter Clancy ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 16, 1869— Defendant, Samuel Paris ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $1,000; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 17, 1869— Defendant, John Green ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 17, 1869— Defendant, Charles Ettleson : 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 18, 1869— Defendant, Christopher Rafferty ; 
charge, assaulting an officer ; bail, $1,000 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 18, 1869— Defendant, Tnomas Bronhy ; 
charge, assaulting an officer ; bail, $1,000 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 18, 1869— Defendant, Thomas Hickey,charge, 
assaulting an officer ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 18, 1869— Defendant. Joseph Dolan ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $600 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 20, 1869— Defendant, Rose Kelly, charge, 
larceny as bailee ; amount of bail, $400 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 20, 1889— Defendant, Henry Young ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 30, 1869— Defendant, Hattie Tayler ; charge, 
keeping a lewd house ; amount of bail, $300 ; to 
what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 30, 1869— Defendant, John Mullen ; charge, 
assault with intent to kill ; amount of ball, $5U0 ; 
to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 30, 1869— Defendant, N. Wright; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 31, 1869— Defendant, James Loyd ; charge, 
larceny; amount of bail, $300; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 31, 1869— Defendant, James Black ; charge, 
assault with intent to kill ; amount of bail, $500 ; 
to what court held, Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 31, 1869— Defendant, Frank Caren ; charge, 
adultery; amount of Dail, $200; to what court 
Held, Recorder's Court. 
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adultery ; amount of bail, $200 ; to wbat court held, 
Kecorder's Court. 

Sept. 22, 1869— Defendant, James Brown ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 23, 1869— Defendant, John Hughs ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $400 : to what court held, 
Kecorder's Court. 

Sept. 22, 1869 — Defendant, LowMcManus ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $400 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 22, 1869— Defendant, Ellen Burke ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 23, 1869— Defendant, Emil Zimmerman; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $aOO ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 23, 1869— Defendant, John Tuttle ; charge, 
assault with intent to kill ; amount of bail, $5U0 ; 
to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 24, 1869— Defendant, Alexander Wilson ; 
charge, burglary ; amount of bail, $1,500; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 24, 1869— Defendant, John Martin ; charge, 
buglary ; amount of bail, $1,500 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 24, 1869— Defendant, William Smith ; charge, 
assault with deadly weapon witn Intent to kill ; 
amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held, Record- 
er's Court. 

Sept. 25, 1869— Defendant, Michael Donohue ; 
charge, robbery ; amount of bail, $1,0C0 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 27, 1869— Defendant, Mary C. Smith ; charge, 
assault with intent to kill ; amount of bail, $2,000 : 
to what court held, Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 27, 1869— Defendant. George Spencer ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $2,000 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 28, 1869— Defendant, Adam Butler ; charge, 
assault with intent to kill ; amount of bail, $500 ; 
to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 28, 1869— Defendant, Joseph Karna ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 28, 1869— Defendant, Maggie McDonald ; 
charge, larceny : amount of bail, $500 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 29, 1869— Defendant, Cash Mclntyre ; 
charge, keeping lewd house ; amount of bail, $200 ; 
to what court hela. Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 29, 1869— Defendant, Mason Pointer; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Sept. 29, 1869— Defendant, Chas. Barton ; charge, 
assault with deadly weapon with intent to kill ; 
amount of bail, $800 ; to wnat court held. Record- 
er's Court. 

Oct. 1, 1869— Defendant, Edw. Farrell ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 1, 1869— DefendaLt, John Ayere ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 1, 1869— Defendant, John Turner ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 2, 1869— Defendant. John Parker ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 2, 1869— Defendant, Isaac Parker ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $200 ; lo what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 4, 1869— Defendant. John Borchett ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 4, 1869— Defendant, J.T. Mannington; charge, 
larceny as bailee ; amount of bail, $')00 ; to uhat 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 4. 1869— Defendant, Michael Martin ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, {200; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 4, 1869— Defendant, Arthur Livingston ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $400 ; to what 
court hold. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 4, 1869— De endant, David Brown ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $300; to what court held. 
Recorder's Ceurt. 



Oct. 5, 1869— Defendant, Charles Thompson ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $580 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 6, 1869— Defendant, Mary Reily ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 9, ] 869— Defendant, James Fitzgerald; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 11, 1869— Defendant, William Cloy ; charge, 
assault with intent to bodily Injury ; amount of 
bail, $.500 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 12, 1869— Defendant, M. Ellis ; charge, lar- 
ceny ; amount of bail, $100 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 13, 1869— Defendant, William Allen ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 14, 1869— Defendant, William Bersent ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 14, 1869— Defendant, Jerry Shipman; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 14, 1869— Defendant, Paul Anderson ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bai\ $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 14, 1869— Defendant, Michael Gealey; charge, 
larceny : amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 16, 1869— Defendant, E. Langlotz ; charge, 
asssult with intent to do bodily injury ; amount of 
bail, $300 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 16, 1869— Defendant, Jacob Winters ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $100 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 16, 1869— Defendant, W. F. Bullis ; charge, 
obtaining money by false pretenses ; amount of 
bail, $500 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Occ. 1^ 1869— Defendant, W. F. Bullis ; charge, 
obtaining money by false pretenses ; amount of 
bail, $5110 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 16, 1869— Defendant, Max Korner ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $1,500 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 16, 1869— Defendant, A. H. West ; charge, 
receiving stolen property ; amount of bail, $300 ; 
to what court hefd. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 18, 1869— Defendant, Joseph Cormonn; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $100 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 18, 1869— Defendant, Thos. Harney ; charge, 
assault with deadly weapon with intent to bodily 
injury; amount of bail, $600 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 19, 1869— Defendant, P. Anderson ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 19, 1869— Defendant, Jerry Shepman ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 19, 1869— Defendant, Solomon Sit; charge, 
receiving stolen property knowing the same to be 
stolen : amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 1<K 1869— Defendant, M. Rosenberg ; charge, 
receiving stolen property knowing the same to be 
stolen; amount of bail, $300; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 20, 1869— Defendant, Thomas Lyon; charge, 
receiving stolen property knowing the same to be 
stolen; amount of bail, $200; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 2(1, 1869— Defendant, Frederick Jackson; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $100 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 20, 1869— Defendant, Sarah White ; charge, 
larceny: amount of bail, $500; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court, 

Oc. 51. 18K9— Defendant, Henry Johnson; charge, 
hursflary ; amount of bail, $800; to what court 
held, Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 21, ]8()9— Defendant Joseph Hays ; charge, 
larceny : amount of bail, $-300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 22, 1869— Defendant, George Heeny ; charge, 
laiceny; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 



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Oct. 22, 18G9— Defendant, John Boreaw ; charge, 
asstinlt with intent to do bodily injury ; amount of 
bail, $300 ; to what court held, Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 2-2, 18G9— Defendant, James K. Polk ; charge, 
bastardy ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court neld, 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 22, 1869— Defendant. Phillip Brown ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $100 ; to what court held, 
Rpcorder's Court. 

Oct, 23, 1869— Defendant, Edward Jennings ; 
charge, assault with intent to commit murder ; 
amount of bail, $600 ; to what court held. Recor- 
der's Court. 

Oct. 25, 1869— Defendant, Thoir-as McMahon ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $100 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 25, 1869— Defendant, John Herzog ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $100 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 26, 1869— Defendant, Robert S. Price; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 25, 1869— Defendant, John Bridges ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 25, 1869— Defendant. John Kelly ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court 
held, Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 25, 1869— Defendant, Charles Cummings ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $1,200 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 25, 1869— Defendant, John O'Brien ; charge, 
larceny; amount of bail, $1,200; to what court 
held, Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 25, 1869— Defendant, Charles Cunningham ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 27, 1869— Defendant, John Conlan ; charge, 
assault with a deadly weapon; amount ®f bail, $500 ; 
to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct 27, 1869— Defendant, J. B. Smith; charge, 
larceny; amount of oail, $2,000; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 29, 1869— Defendant, George Gorrett; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $400 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 29, 1869— Defendant, William Murphy; 
charge, larceny; amount of bail, $300; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 30, 1869— Defendant, William Davis ; charge, 
robbery ; amount of bail, $2,000 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 30, 1869— Defendant, Wm. Shaw; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $800 ; to what court 
held, Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 30, 1869— Defendant, Peter Clancy ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $81)0 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Oct. 30, 1869— Defendant, Catherine Gaiters; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 1, 1869— Defendant, Thomas Johnson ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Noy. 1, 1869- Defendant, Edward Kelley ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 1, 1869— Defendant, Michael O'Brien; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 1, 1869— Defendant. Joseph Curran ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 4, 1869— Defendant, Timothy Hanneifin ; 
charge, burglary ; amount of bail, $5,000 ; to what 
court held, Circuit Court. 

Nov, 4, 1869— Defendant, John Bryan ; charge, 
burglary : amount of bail, $5,000 ; to what court 
held. Circuit Court. 

Nov. 4, 1869— Defendant, Charles Tailor ; charge, 
obtaining money by false pretenses ; amount of 
bail, $200 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court, 
Nov. 6, 1869- Defendant, Gustav Vanslater; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 8, 1869— Defendant, Joseph Rosenberg; 
charge, larceny as bailee ; amount of bail, $300 ; to 
What court held, Recorder's Court. 



Nov. 11, 1869— Delendant, Thomas Williams ; 
charge, robbery ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Nov, 11, 1869— Defendant, Wm. Russell ; charge, 
robbery ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's (/'ourt. 

Nov. 11, 1869— Defendant, Wm. Jackson; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court, 

Nov. 12, 1869— Defendant, F. H. Moore ; charge, 
larceny; amount of bail, $1,000; to what court 
held, Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 12, 1869— Defendant, Mary Williams ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court, 

Nov, 15, 1869— Defendant, H, K. Statford ; charge, 
abortion ; Circuit Court. 

Nov. 16, 1869— Defendant, Mary Conners; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 16, 1869— Defendant, Thomas Finley ; 
charge, larceny ; am@unt of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 17, 1869— Defendant, Fanny McCuen; 
Charge, larceny : amount of bail, $800 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 17, 1869— Defendant. Bartly Shay ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 17, 1869— Defendant, John Turner ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 17, 1869— Defendant, Fanny McCuen; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court hela. Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 17, 1869— Defendant, Thomas Short ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Nov, 19, 1869— Defendent, Benjamin R. Kent ; 
charge, forgery ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 19, 1869— Defendant, Benjamin R. Kent ; 
charge, forgery ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 19, 1869— Defendant, Benjamin R. Kent ; 
charge, forgery ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 19, 1869— Defendant, Benjamin R. Kent ; 
charge, forgery ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 19, 1869— Defendant, Benj. R. Kent ; charge, 
forgery; amount of bail, $1,000; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 20, 1869- Defendant, Chas. E. King ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of Dail, $800 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 20, 1869— Defendant, Geo. Lewis; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 82, 1869— Defendant, Annie Felson ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 22, 1869— Defendant, Charles Wells ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 22, 1869— Defendant, John Firstine : charge. 
iBrceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held^ 
Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 23, 1869— Defendant, Frederick Emory; 
charge, burglary ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 23, 1869— Defendant, James Randall ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $600 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 23, 1869— Defendant, Charles E, King; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $400 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Nov, 24, 1869— Defendant, Mary Shoy ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $100 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 25, 1869— Defendant, Alice Braaks ; charge 
larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 25, 1869— Defendant, Jeffrey Collins ; charge, 
larceny; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

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larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
Kerorder's Court. 

Nov. 2G, 1869— Defendant, Loyd Thomas ; charp:e, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 27, 1«69— Defendant, William Walker ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held, Eecorder'e Court. 

Nov. 37, 1869— Defendant, Mary Collins ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to wbat court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 27, 1869— Defendant, William Smith ; charge, 
assault with a deadly weapon ; amount of bail, 
$300 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 27, 1869— Defendant, Frank Redmilla; 
charge, assault witn a deadly weapon ; amount of 
bail, $300 ; to what court neld. Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 29, 1869— Defendant, Hugh Garrity ; charge, 
assaulting an officer ; amount of bail, $1,C00 ; to 
what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Nov. 29, 1869— Defendant, James G. Bunetto ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Nov.29, 1869— Defendant, Edw. McNulty ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to wfcat court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 1, 1869— Defendant, Freddy Mitchell ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $500; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 1, 1869— Defendant, Monroe Diemon ; 
charge, assault with intent to do bodily injury ; 
amount of hail, $600 ; to what court held, Record- 
er's Court. 

Dec. 1. 1869- Defendant, William Rodgers ; 
charge, larceny; amount of bail, $400; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 1, 1869— Defendant, S. N. Ruhneli ; charge, 
assault with intent to do bodily injury ; amount 
of bail, $1,000 ; to what court held. Recorder's 
Court. 

Dec. 2, 1869— Defendant Anna Hickey ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 2, 1869— Defendant, Henry Morris ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $800 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's ("ourt. 

Dec. 2, 1869— Defendant, William Quirk ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $1,0L0; to wnat court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 3, 1869— Defendant, Archy Donaldsen ; 
charge, playing cards for money ; amount of bail, 
$20(1 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 3, 1869— Defendant, Robert Prlule ; charge, 
playing cards for money ; amount of bail, $100 ; to 
what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 4, i869— Defendant. L. Walbrgau ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $3t-0 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court, 

Dec. 4, 1869— Defendant, Richard Barnett ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 4, 1869— Defendant, Ed. Kennessy ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail. $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 4, 1869— Defendant, E. D. Wilson ; charge, 
larceny; amonn-t of bail, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 6. 1869— Defendant, James Manning ; charge, 
burglary; amount of bail, $1,000; to what court 
held, Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 6, 1869— Defend ant, Thomas McCarty ; 
charge, bnrglary; amount of bail, $1,(00; to wbat 
court held,"Recorder"t; Court. 

Dec. 6, 18(i9-Dfclendant, William Gilontlne ; 
charge, vagrancy ; amount of bail, ^1,000 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 6, 1869— Defendant, R. P. Simons ; charge, 
vagrancy ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court 
held, Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 6, 1869— Detendant. Michael Healey ; cliarge, 
burglary; amount of biiii, $1,000; to what court 
held, Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 6, 1869— Defendant, E'iza Riley; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, |50r ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec- 7, 1869— Defendant, Joseph Eaty : charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $100 ; to wbat court held, 
Recorder's Court. 



Dec. 7, 1869— Defendant, John Krauk ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec, 7, 1869— Defendant, Charles Livingston ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 7, 1869— Defendant, William Parker ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 9, 1869— Defendant, John Maloney ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 9, 1869— Defendant, William Heath ; charge, 
burglary ; amount ot bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 9, 1869— Defendant, Daniel Finkbone ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court hela. Recorder's Court. 

Dec, 9, 1869— Defendant, Benjamin Gould; 
charge, larceny; amount of bail, $2!J0 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 9, 1869— Defendant, Edw, Rohn ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of ball, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 9, 18Q9— Defendant, James Lee ; charge, 
larceny ; amount ol bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 10, 1869— Defendant, George Washington ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 10, 1869— Defendant, Arthur Williams; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $200; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 11. 3869— Defendant, Frank Fisher ; charge, 
burglary; amount of bail, $1,000; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 11, 1869— Defendant, James Spencer ; 
charge, burglary ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 13, 1869— Defendant, Edw, Rose ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $800 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 13, 1869— Defendant, Henry Randolph; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 13, 1869— Defendant, Mary Cook; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 13, 1869— Defendant. George Nichols; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $800 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 13, 1869— Defendant. Robert Kelley ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 13, 1869— Defendant, John Wilson ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 14, 1869— Defendant, John Wilson ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec, 14, 1869— Defendant, Thomas Brown ; charge, 
larceny; amount of bail, $500; to what court held, 
recorder's Court. 

Dec. 14, 1869— Defendant. Edward Pratt; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 15, 1869— Defendant, George McGurie ; 
charge, larceny; amount of bail, $500; to what 
court held, Hecorder's Court. 

Dec. 16, 1869— Defendant. Julia Cropper: charge, 
larceny: amount of bail, $300; to what court held, 
Eeco^-der's Court. 

D3c. 16, 1869— Defendant, A. F. Kennedy ; charge, 
forgery ; amount of bail, ^500; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court, 

Dec. 16, 1869— Defendant, James Paine; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 16, 1869 -Defendant, Thomas Jefferson; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what 
court held, I^ecorder's Court. 

Dec. 16 1869— Defendant, John Brown ; charge, 
larceny; amount of bail, $300; to whatcourt held', 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. i6, 1869— Defendant, Martin Fitzgerald 
charge, larceny; amount of bail, $30^!; to" what", 
court held. Recorder's Court. 
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obtaining money by false pretense ; amount of bail, 
S'200 ; to what court Held, Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 16, 1869— Defendant, Robert Marvell ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $800 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 17, 18t)9— Defendant, James Ryan; charge, 
larceny ; amount of Dail, $1,200 ; to what court held, 
Kecorder's Court. 

Dec. 17, 1869— Defendant, William Harrington ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, ^1,200 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 17, 1869— Defendant, Frank Furguson; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
Recorders Court. 

Dec. 17, 1869— Defendant, Joseph Mott ; charge, 
larceny ; amourt of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
Kecorder's Court. 

Dec. 18. 1869— Defendant, G. H. Wood ; charge, 
obtaining money by false pretense : amount of bail, 
$500 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 18, 1869— Defendant, Hugh McMullen ; 
charge, roboery; amount of bail, $500; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 18, 1869— Defendant, James Kennedy; 
charge, robbery ; amount of bail ; $1,000 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 18, 1869— Defendant, James Jones ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 18, 1869— Defendant, William Leary ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $1,C00 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 18, 1869— Defendant, John Murray ; cliarge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $1,000 : to what'court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 18, 1869— Defendant, Edward Rohur; charge 
larceny ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 18, 1869— Defendant, James Jones ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 18, 3869— Defendant, William Leary ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $1,0U0 ; to what court 
held, Recoider's Court. 

Dec. 18, 1869— Defendant, John Murray ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bai^, ; to what court 
beld. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 18, 1869— Defendant. Edward Rohn ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $8'J0; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court 

Dec. 18, 1889— Defendant, Michael English; 
charge, larceny ; amount of ball, $800 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 18. 1889— Defendant, John White ; charge, 
receiving stolen property, knowing the same to be 
stolen ; amount of bail, $f00 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 20, 1869— Defendant, August Landers; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $oOO ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 20, 1869— Defendant, Thomas Mason; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 20. 1869— Defendant, Edward Rodgers ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 20, 1869— Defendant, August Anderson ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court 

Dec. 21, 1869— Defendant William Arrow; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Couri:. 

Dec. 21, 1869— Defendant, George Fearce; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 21, 1869— Defendant, Henry Milligan; charge, 
Blarceny ; amount of hail, $300 ; to what court held, 
IjRecorder's Court. 

I Dec. 21, 1869— Defendant, Edward Rohn ; charge, 
flarceuy ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dac. 23, 1869— Defendant. Charles Kennedy, 
charge, burglary ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 23, 1869— Defendant, William Cotter; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 23, 1869-Defendant, Edward Casey; charge, 

i 



assault with deadly weapon with intent to commit 
murder ; amount of bail, $10,000 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 23, 1869— Defendant, Edward Casey; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $2,000 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 24, 1869— Defendant, Patrick Carbery, 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 25, 1869— Defendant, William Gain ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 25, 1869— Defendant, Patrick Grant ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 25, 1869— Defendant, Daniel Wilber; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 25, 1869— Defendant, Peter Larson ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court 
held, Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 29, 1869— Defendant. Edward Casey ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 29, 1869— Defendant. Anna Ryan ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 29, 1869— Defendant, Anna Ryan ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 29, 1869— Defendant, Michael McGinna, 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 29, 1869-Defendant, Gilbert Wright; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 30, 1869— Defendant, H W. Scott ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $400 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 30, 1869— Defendant, Clara Webber ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 30, 1869— Defendant, Geo. Rice ; charge, 
robbery ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 
Dec. 30, 1869— Defendant, Cornelia Barber; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $400 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Dec. 31, 1869— Defendant, H. W. Scott ; charge, 
forgery ; amount of bail, $400 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 3, 1870— Defendant, Jennie Andonis ; charge, 
larceny as bailee ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 3, 1870— Defendant, John Adams ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $400 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 4, 18T0— Defendant, William Veach ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 6, IStO- Defendant. Jones B. Smith ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held ; 
Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 8, 1870— Defendant, Ellen Hickey, charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 10, 1870— Defendant, Francis Edwards ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $600 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 
Jan. 12, 1870— Defendant, Thomas Burnett; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $4U0 ; to what court held. 
Recorder s Court. 

Jan. 12, 1870 — Defendant, Thomas Madden; 
charge, assault with a deadly weaoon intent, to kill; 
amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. Record- 
er's Court. 

Jan. 12, 1870— Defendant, George Montague ; 
charge, burglary •, amount of bail, $2,000 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 12, 1870— Defendant, Henry Smith ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail,« $9^0(-*0:^ Vo wfiat court 
held. Recorder's Court. ' ' 

Jan. 14, 1870— Defendant, Geoi'ge y?i?ilei ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Ct<ur>i. ; " * ' ^ ' ' * ^' 

Jan. 14, 187^l-^Dv)fendaii'.;, Jaiiiv^s Loyt?. ; dfeargo/ 
larceny ; amouHi d!f '3air/$l^0 pAst ^h^tkOntt hei^ 
Recorder's Court. 



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Jan. 14, 1370— Defendant, Edward Burns ; charge, 
robbery ; amount of bail, $2,500 ; to what court 
held, Recorder's Court ; George Eager, bondman. 

Jan. 17, 1870— Defendant, Toney Foster ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, S200 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 17, 1870— Defendant.Thomas Burnett; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $600 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 18, 1870— Defendant, Michael Walsh; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 18, 1870 — Defendant, Alfred Bainstein ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $1,500 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 20, 1870— Defendant, William Clay ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $2,000 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 20, 1870— Defendant, Benjamin Irwin: charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $2,000 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 20, 1870— Defendant, James Lewis ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of Dail, $600 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 20, 1870— Defendant, Webber; charge, 

burglary ; amount of bail, $4,0C0 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's f 'ourt. 

Jan. 20, 1870— Defendant, Coffee ; charge, 

larceny ; amount of bail, $1,000; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 20, 1870— Defendant, Mike Moranty ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $400 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 22, 1870— Defendant, Michael Cody ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 22, 1870— Defendants, E. and C. Liggins ; 
charge, burglary; amount of bail, $600; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 22,1870— Defendant, Arthur Webster ; charge, 
burglary ; amount of bail, $4,000 ; to what court 
held. Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 22, 1870— Defendant, Edwin Russell ; charge, 
conspiracy to reduce to prostitution ; amount of 
bail, $1,000 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Jan. '^a, i»70— Defendant, Emma Duncan ; charge, 
conspiracy to reduce to prostitution ; amount of 
bail, $1,000 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 22, 1870— Defendant, Edwin Russell ; charge, 
rape ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 22, 1870— Defendant, Emma Duncan ; charge, 
an accessory to the crime of rape ; amount of bail, 
$1,000 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 32, 1870— Defendant, Charles Montgomery ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $600 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 22, 1870— Defendant, Henry Frazer ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 23, 1870— Defendant, William J. Sully; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $600 ; to what court 
held, Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 23, 1870— Defendant, May Thompson; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $3U0 ; to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 23, 1870— Defendant, May Thompson ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $500 , to what court held, 
Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 26, 1870— Defendant, Albert A. Smith ; 
charge, robbery ; amount of bail, $5,000 ; to what 
court held, Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 29, 1870— Defendant, John Fitzpatrick ; 
charge, larceny ; amount of bail, $800 ; to what 
court held. Recorder's Court. 

Jan. 29, 1870— Defendant, Timothy Ryan : charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $600 ; to what court helQ, 
Recoraer's Court. 

Jan. 31, 1870— Defendant, William McCarty ; 
charge, burglary ;• amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what 
court held, Recojder's Court. 

Jan. 31, 1870— Defendant, Martha Marley ; charge, 
■]arce,t.y ; amoanjt of bail, 3403 ; to whxt court held, 
ft^rccrdfer"? "Coi't."- •. ' ■ ' • 

; Jan. $1.. lf,70— •Dpfe?ndant. ' Henry 'Keller ; charge, 
larceny ; amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Couft. 



The Clerk of the North Division Police Court 
presented his report of the criminal business in his 
court for the past six months. 

Aid. Carney moved that the report be referred to 
the Corporation Council and City Attorney and 
published. 

Aid. Schintz demanded the ayes and noes and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Calkins, Mc- 
Avoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Hil- 
dreth,W. S. Powell. Holden. Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Robinson, Campbell, Gill, McCauley— 19. 

iVoes— Montgomery, Batterman, George Powell, 
Woodard, McCotter, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, 
Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, 
Kehoe, De vine— 16. 

The following is the report: 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Common Council 

of the City of Chicago : 

In accordance with a resolution passed by your 
honorable body at your last regular meeting, I 
herewith transmit to your honorable body a full re- 
port of the criminal business disposed of by the 
North Division Police Court for the last six 
months, as appears on the Clerk's docket of the 
said Court. 

On Dec. 21, 1869, 1 commenced my official term as 
Clerk of the said Court ; from and after that date 
the bail in every instance has been fixed by the 
Court as appears upon the appended list, and in de- 
fault thereof each and every one of the parties 
whose names are given have been committed upon 
mittimus to the County Jail. 

Martin Scully, 
Clerk North Division Police Court. 

Aug. 3, 1869— Defenaant, David Fink ; amount of 
bail, $500 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court ; 
crime, larceny ; Charles Peas, steward of prop 
Idaho, bondman. 

Aug. 3, 1869— Defendant, Matilda FredriKson ; 
amount of ball, $400 ; to what court held, Record 
ers' Court ; crime, larceny ; S. F. Nantin, 126 Dear- 
born street, bondman. 

Aug. 9, 1869— Defendant, James Daily ; amount 
of bail, $300 ; to what court held, Recorder's Court ; 
crime, larceny; George Wolfleug, 83^ Kmzie 
street, bondman. 

Aug, 10, 1869— Defendant, Laurenz Johnson; 
amount of bail, $100 ; to what court held. Record- 
er's Court ; crime, larceny ; W. F. Daily, 251 West 
Monroe street, bondman. 

Aug. 11, 1869— Defendant, August Levanson; 
amount of bail, $900 ; to what court held. Record- 
er's Court ; crime, bastardy ; Sophia Swain, 83 
North Franklin street, bondioan. 

Aug. 12, 1869— Defenaant, John Myers; amount 
of bail, $200 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court ; 
crime, larceny ; E. M. Whiting, 215 Kinzie street, 
bondman. 

Aug. 12, 1869— Defendant, James Farmer ; amount 
of bail, $300 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court; 
crime, larceny ; Susie Sholtz, 40 La Salle street, 
bondman. 

Aug. 16, 1869— Defendant Wm. Ashley ; amount 
ol bail, $500 ; to what court held, Recorder's 
Court ; crime, larceny ; officer Splenter, Huron 
street, bondman. 

Aug. 18. 1869— Defendant, JohnToomey ; amount 
of bail, $300 ; to what court held. Recorders Court ; 
crime, larceny ; officer Westfall, Huron street, 
bondman. 

Aug. 19, 1869— Defendant, James Westley; 
amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. Circuit 
Court ; crime, malicious ; John Carroll, Dexter 
Paik, bondman. 

Aug. 24, 1869— Defendant. John Russell; amount 
of bail, $200 , to what court held. Recorder's Court ; 
crime, riot ; officer Murphy, Huron street, bond- 
man. 

Aug. 24, 1869— Defendant, Mike Russell ; amount 
of bail, $200 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court ; 
crime, riot ; officer Murphy, Huron street, bond- 
man. 

Aug. 26, 1869— Defendant, James Cook; amount 
of bail, $200 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court ; 
crime, larceny ; William Shoemaker, 130 i.arrabee 
street, bondman. 



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Sept. 3, 1869— Defendant, P. E. Bransford; 
amount of bail, $200 ; to what court held. Record- 
er's Court ; crime, larceny ; George B. Jacke, 337 
Kinzie street, bondman. 

Sept. 6, 1869— Defendant, Mary Flynn ; amount of 
bail, ^200 ; to what court held, Recorder's Court ; 
crime, larceny ; Mary Kellv, corner Ohio and Mar- 
ket streets, bondman. 

Sept. 7, 1869— Defendant, RoDert Roloff ; amount 
of bail, $500 ; to what court held, Recorder's Court ; 
crime, larceny as bailee; Adolph Linneger, 77 Gouth 
street, bondman, 

Sept. 7, 1869— Defendant, Michael Malley; amount 
of bail, $300 ; to wnat court held, Recorder's Court ; 
crime, larceny as bailee ; Mike Hayes, corner of 
Desplaines and Hubbard streets, bondman. 

Sept. 7, 1869— Defendant, Mike Clark ; amount of 
bail, $2,000 ; to what court held, Recorder's Court ; 
crime, an assault with a deadly weapon ; Frank Ag- 
ner, corner of Wells street and Chicago avenue, 
bondman. 

Sept. 7, 1869— Defendant, Sweeney Johnson; 
amount of bail, $1,000 ; to what court held, Record- 
er's Court ; crime, larceny ; F. Flaushum, 77 Lake 
street, bondman. 

Sept. 21, 1869— Defendant, Robert Plamble ; 
amoant of bail. $500 ; to what court held. Record- 
er's Court; crime, forgery; Thomas Lynch, 33 
North La Salle street, bondman. 

Sept. 24, 1869— Defendant, Frank B. Joshlin ; 
amount of bail, $800 ; to what court held ; Record- 
er's Court; crime, larceny; John McBwing, 243 
North Wells street, bondman. 

Sept. 25, 1869— Defendant, Peter Stockton : 
amount of bail, $900 ; to what court held. Record- 
er's Court ; crime, bastardy ; Josephine Miller, 565 
North Wells street, bondman. 

Sept. 30, 1869— Defendant, Mary Lacey ; amount of 
bail, $500 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court ; 
crime, larceny ; Henry Carmon, 190 Kinzie street, 
bondman .'5 

Oct. 1, 1869— John Lionitto, defendant ; amount of 
bail, $303 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court ; 
crime, larceny ; officer Keegan, Huron Street Sta- 
tion, bondman. 

Oct. 4. 1869— Charles Lanberg, defendant ; amount 
of bail, $900 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court ; 
crime, bastardy; ^^hristiana Berg, 55 Bremer street, 
bondman. 

Oct. 8, 1869— James Corcoran, defendant ; amoant 
of bail, $500 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court; 
cnme, larceny ; J. M. Ward, 202 Lake st, bondman. 

Octi 11, 1869— Herber Phai, defendant ; amount of 
bail, $500 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court ; 
crime, larceny ; J. H . Houghteling, 227 Michigan 
street, bondman. 

Oct. 11, 1869— Herber Phai, defendant ; amount of 
bail, $200; to what court held. Recorder's Court; 
crime, larceny ; A. Dwight, 227 Michigan street, 
Dondman. 

Oct. 16. 1869— Defendant, William Smith; amount 
of bail, $3(J0 ; to what court held, Recorder's Court: 
crime, lar- eny ; A. VaughJan, 100 North Clark 
street, bondman. 

Oct. 18. 1869— Defendant, William Smith ; amount 
of bail, $500 ; to what court held, Recorder's Court ; 
crime, riot : Sergeant Hathaway, Huron Street 
Station, hondman. 

Oct. 18,1869— Defendant.C.Hudson; amount of bail, 
$500 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court ; crime, 
riot ; Louis Rodenger, 189 Norlh Clark street, 
bondman. 

Oct. 18, 1869— Defendant, John Guffin ; amount;iof 
bail, $1,000 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court ; 
crime, assault with a deadly weapon; J. Peterson, 
16 North Wells street, bondman. 

Oct. 13, 1S69— Defendant, James Jones ; amount 
of bail $1,000; to what court held. Recorder's 
Court; crime, assault with a deadly weapon ; offi- 
cer Dargun. Huron Street Station, bondman. 

Oct. IS. 1869— Defenoant, James Burke: amount 
of ball, $300 ; lo what court held. Recorder's Court ; 
crime, larceny : officer La ons, Huron Street Station, 
bondman. 

Nov. 6, 1869— Defendant,Mike Finneeey; amount 
of bail, $500 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court, 
crime, larceny ; officer Dargan, Huron Street Sta- 
tion, bondman. 



Nov. 6, 1869— Defendant, N. Cashier ; amount of 
baii, $5U0 : to what court held, Recorder's Court ; 
crime, larceny ; officer Shute, Huron Street Sta- 
tion, bondman. 

Nov. 18, 1869— Defendant, Eden Conlen ; amount 
of bail, $500 ; to what court held, Recorder 's Court, 
crime, larceny ; officers Johnson and Barnett, 
bondmen. 

Nov. 17, 1869— Defendant, Louis Hampton ; 
amount of bail, $300; to what court held, Recorder's 
Court : crime, an assault ; C. Miller and F. Hutt, 34 
North Wells street, bondsmen. 

Nov . 17. 1869— Defendant, Peter Doyle ; amount 
of bail, $2,000 ; crime, burglary ; Sergeant Hatha- 
way, Huron Street Station, bondman. 

Nov. 17, 1869— Defendant, James Strong ; amount 
of bail $2,000; to what court held, Recorder's 
Court ; crime, burglary ; Sergeant Hathaway, Hu- 
ron Street Station, A. Kibline, 107 Indiana street, 
bondsmen. 

Nov. 23, 1869— Defendant, Martin Hickey; 
amount of bail, $5,000 ; to what court held, Circuit 
Court ; crime, manslaughter ; Thos. Conway and 
Dr. Clark, 333 North Wells street, bondsmen. 

Nov. 24, 1869— Defendant, John Smith ; amount^of 
bail, $1,000 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court ; 
crime, larceny ; officer^Dargan, Huron Street Sta- 
tion, bondman. 

Nov. 26, 1869— Defendant, Westloy JewelW; 
amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held. Record- 
er's Court ; crime, vagrant 5 officer Dargan, Huron 
Street Station, bondman. 

Dec. 4, 1869— Defendant, John Somers ; amount 
of bail, $1,000 ; to what court held. Recorder's 
Court ; crime, burglary ; officer Dennis, Huron 
Street Station, bondman. 

Dec. 14, 1869— Defendant, John Johnson ; amount 
of bail, $1,000; to what court held, Recorder's 
Court ; crime, barglary ; officer Dennis, bondman. 

Dec. 14, 1869— Defendant, James O'Brien ; 
amount of bail, $50C ; to what court held. Record- 
er's Court ; crime, burglary ; officer McMullan, 
bondman. 

Dec. 15, 1869— Defendant, James Stephens; 
amount of bail, $500 ; to what court held, Recorder's 
Court ; crime, burglary ; officer Kegan, bondman. 

Dec. 17, 1869— Defendant, Jacob Reiley ; amount 
of bail, $500 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court; 
crime, assault with deadly weapon ; officer Reich- 
art, bondman. 

Dec. 10, 1869— Defendant, Dan Ryan ; amount ©f 
bail, $300 ; to what court hela. Recorder's Court ; 
crime, larceny ; officer Ault, bondman. 

Dec. 27, 1869— Defendant, Henry Montgomery ; 
amount of bail, $300 ; to what court held. Record- 
er's Court ; crime, high misdemeanor ; officer Tol- 
land, bondman. 

Dec. 28, 1869— Defendant, C. Wade, alias Brews- 
ter ; amount of bail, $2,000 ; to what court held. 
Recorder's Court; crime, barglary; officer Cern- 
ings, bondman. 

Jan. 1, 1870— Defendant, John Wolf; amount of 
bail, $500 ; to what court held, Recorder's Court ; 
crime, larceny ; Peter Loevell and officer Murphy, 
bondmen. 

Jan. 1, 1870— Defendant, F. Brand ; amount of 
bail, $500; to what court held. Recorder's Court; 
crime, larceny ; Peter Loevell and officer Murphy, 
bondmen. 

Jan. 1, 1870— Defendant, C. Chandler ; amount of 
bail, $500 ; to what court held, Recorder's Court • 
crime, larceny ; Peter Loevell and officer Murphy' 
bondmen. 

Jan. 3, 1870— Defendant, John Wolf; amount of 
bail, $500 ; to what court held, Recorder's Court • 
crime, larceny; George Schweck and Mrs. Schweck' 
bondmen. 

Jan. 3, 1870— Defendant, F. Breard ; amount of 
bail, $500 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court • 
crime, larceny; George Schweck and Mrs. Schweck' 
bondmen. ' 

Jan. 3, 1870— Defendant, C. Chandler ; amount of 
baii, $500 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court • 
crime, larceny; George Schweck and Mrs. Schweck' 
bondmen. ' 

Jan. 5, 1870— Defendant, John Davis ; amount of 
bail, $500 ; to what court held. Recorder's Courl: • 
crime, larceny; officers Baus and Kagiu, bondmen 



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Jan, 5, 1870— Defendant, W. Bulger ; amount of 
bail, *500; to what court beld, Recorder's Court; 
crime, larceny ; oflicers Baus and Kagin, bond- 
men. 

Jan. 7, 1870— Defendant, J. Schram ; amount of 
ball, $1,500 ; to what court held, Recorder's Court; 
crime, assault with deadly weapon ; J. Francis, 246 
Church street, bondman. 

Jan. 7, 1870— Defendant, E. E. Lewis ; amount 
of bail, $4,000; to what court held. Recorder's 
Court ; crime, burglary ; oflacer Dixon, Center 
Station, bondman. 

Jan. 18, 1870— Defendant, Matilda Johnson; 
amount of bail, $500; to what court held. Record- 
er's Court ; crime, adultery ; R. Johnson, 150 
Huron street, bondman. 

Jan. 18, 1870— Defendant, E. Meackner ; amount 
3f bail, $500 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court; 
:rlme, adultery ; Hans, Paahsenand P. P. Johnson, 
bondmen. 

Jan. 18, 1870— Defendant, C. Londell ; amount of 
bail, $500 ; to what court held. Recorder's Court ; 
irime, larceny ; A. Pependeck, 259 South Clark 
street, bondman. 

Jan. 20, 1870— Defendant, John Johnson; amount 
Df bail, $1,500 ; to what court held. Recorder's 
Dourt ; crime, larceny as bailee ; James Anderson, 
i59 South Clark street, bondman. 

Jan. 29, 1870— Defendant, Wellig Bates ; amount 
5f bail, $1,0110; to what court held. Recorder's 
Court ; crime, larceny ; William Baxter, 3 Custom 
House, bondman. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Daggy presented a 
resolution in relation to the name of the new 
steamer in place of the Long John, which, on mo- 
;ion of Aid. Woodard, was 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

The School Agent presented his quarterly report 
)f the receipts and expenditures of the School 
Fund for the quarter enaing June 1, 1870, which,on 
notion of Aid. Schintz, was ordered to be 

Published and placed on file. 

The following is the report : 
ro the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

The undersigned respectfully reports the receipts 
md expenditures for account of the School i^ und, 
Tom October 1, 1869, to January 1, 1870, as follows : 
[^ash on hand, Oct. 1, 1869. . . . $10,356.54 

EECEIPTS. 

B'rom rents $6,983.75 

^'rom interest 8.665.93 

From John F. Ebeihart, for 

taxes, 1868 13,724,59 

?rom city school tax fund. . . 67,500.00 

From bills receivable 610.00 

^'rom estate of Jon. Burr... 3,760.00 

^rom Carpenter fund 35.00 

5'rom Newberry fund 85.00 

^'rom Moseley f und 350.00 96,664.27 

Total $107,020.81 

EXPENDITURES. 

for teachers' pay rolls $91,866.06 

''or expenses tin box 5.00 

ror expense on account build- 
ing road 75.00 

ror School Agent's salary, 

eight months 333.33 41.S.S3 

''or MoseJey fund 206 69 

''or Jones fupd 1.97 

ror city of Chicago bonds (12) 11,160.00 

''or interest accrued on bonds 74.66 

Total $103,722.71 

'ash on hand Jan. 1, 1870 ' $3,298.10 

Ol the ca?h on hand, $964.81 Is for the payment of 
eacheri? ; $790.90 for investment, and $1,542.59 for 
he payment of sundry balances of account. 
Respectfully submitted. 

Charles C. Chase, 
School Agent. 

The Board of Public Works presented the foUow- 
ng: 



A report and ordinance authorizing a change of 
grade upon Market street, between Lake and Ran- 
dolph streets, and on Lake and Randolph streets, 
near Market street. 

Report and ordinance for a sidewalk on north side 
of Napoleon place, from Buddan street to Went- 
worth avenue. 

Report and ordinance concerning the width of 
sidewalk space and roadway of La Saile street, be- 
tween Lake street and Randolph street— all of 
which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys of 
the South Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for the vacation of Har- 
per street and three alleys in block 17, Assessors' 
division of E. H of S. E. M Sec. 18. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Southwestern avenue, from Madison street 
to Robey street ; both of which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Also, 

A report relative to the wires of the Western 
Union Telegraph Company in the Washington 
street tunnel, which, on motion of Aid. Hildreth, 
was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Also, 

A report on the application ol Thos. Lonergan for 
damages sustained by demolition of walls Nos. 27 
and 29 Canal street, by order of Fire Marshal, 
which, on motion of Aid. Schintz, was 

Referred to Committee on jtf'inance. 

Report of the City Collector of amount collected 
on warrant for curbing and paving Park avenue, 
from Reuben street to Leavitt street, was. on mo- 
tion of Ala. Hildreth, 

Placed on file. 

ENGROSSED ORDERS AND ORDINANCES. 

The Clerk presented an enerroesed order to pay 
C. P. Class for medicines furnished R. O. Coote, de- 
ceased. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the oraer be passed, and 
demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somera, Donnellan, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, SicAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker. Heenan, 
Tracey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. js. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Buehler, 
McGrath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, and Mr. Presi- 
dent— 36. 

iVb^s— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That tne City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized to cause to be paid out of ihe 
City Treasury the sum of twenty -nine dollars and 
ninety cents ($i9.90) in full for medicine furnished 
bv C. P. Class for R. O. Coote, late engineer in the 
employ of the Board of Public Works, during his 
last illness. 

Also, 

An engrossed ordinance concerning the duties of 
Police Court Clerks. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the orainance be pissed. 

Aid. Bengley demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the ordinance was passed by the following vote : 

J.yes— Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy,Whitaker,Heenan,Tracey, 
Batterman, Hildreth, W*. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCot- 
ter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Buehler, 
McGrath, Tyler, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Hert- 
ing, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine— 34. 

^oes— Berger— 1. 



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Tlie following is the ordinance as passed : 
An obdinancb cencerning the duties of Clerks of 
the Police Courts : 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Common Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago, that it shall be the duty 
of each of the Clerks of the Police Courts, upon 
Saturday, at the close of each week, to make a writ- 
ten report to the City Attorney, containing the 
number of cases in which appeals have been taken 
during the week, in the court of which he is clerk ; 
the title of each case ; the offense charged, or cause 
of action ; the name and residence of each witness 
sworn, and the name and residence of each bonds- 
man in every case so appealed, and the title of the 
court to which such appeal has been taKen. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of each of said clerks 
to enter upon the dockets, in every case, in the said 
Police Courts, the name and residence of each and 
every witness sworn in such case ; such entry to be 
made at the time of swearing such witness. 

Sec. 3, This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Also, 

An engrossed ordinance repealing the ordinance 
and annulling the assessment for opening an alley 
in block 18, Duncan's Addition. 

Aid. Holden moved that the ordinance be passed. 

Aid. Wilce demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
ordinance was passed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Montgomery, 
McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Bat- 
terman, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, 
Wilce. Russell. Walsh, McCotter, Robinson. Camp- 
bell, Gill, Shell, Tyler, Schintz, Herting, Kehoe— 
25. 

Calkins, Hildreth, Woodard, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Berger, Carney, McCauley, Devine— 9. 
Aid. Bengley excused. 
The following is the ordinance as passed : 

OKDINANCB 

Repealing the ordinance and annulling the as- 
sessment for opening an alley in block 18, Duncan's 
Addition. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago, 

Section 1. That the ordinance passed by the 
Common Council July 13, 1868, providing for the 
opening of a sixteen foot alley in bleck 18, Dun- 
can's Addition to Chicago, running north and 
south from West JacKson street to west Van Buren 
street, between Peoria and Sangamon streets, be, 
and the same is, hereby repealed, and that the as- 
sessment made under it, and by authority of said 
ordinance and confirmed by the Council No 7. 16, 
1868, be, and the same is, hereby annulled. 

Sec. 2. The Comr>troller is hereby ordered to 
refund to the parties paying the same, any money 
there may have been collected on account of said 
assessment. 



Aid. Schintz moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Dixon, Calkins, Heenan, Batterman, Hil- 
dretb, Woodard, Robinson, Gill, Shell, Buehler, 
McGrath, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, 
McCauley, Kehoe— 18. 

iVoes— Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Montgomery, 
McAvoy, Daggy. Whitaker, Tracey, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell,Wal8h, Mc- 
Cotter, Campbell, Herting, Devine— 18. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Communication from the City Attorney cover- 
ing semi-annual report of suits pending and deter- 
mined, laid over and published Jan. 31, 1870, ' 
^^Ald. Walsh moved that the report be placed on 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the special committee on the investiga- 
tion of the alleged fraud in the petition for the 
commutation of the sentence of Daniel Walsh, laid 
over and published Jan. 31, 1870. 

A.ld. Campbell moved that the report of the Com- 
mittee be accepted and the Committee discharged 
irom further consideration of the subject. 

After debate, 

Aid. Campbell called for the previous question, 
and the call was sustained. 

The question then being, on the motion of Aid. 
Campbell, to accept the report. Aid. Holden de- 
manded the ayes and noes, and the motion pre- 
vailed by the following vote : 

Somers, Dixon, Hahn, Montffomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robin- 
son, Campbell, Gill, Buehler, McGrath, Tyler, Ber- 
ger, Bengley, Carney, McCauley, Devine, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 30. 

iVoes— Donnellan, Holden, Wilce, Shell, Schintz, 
Herting, Kehoe— 7. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Buehler moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

Aid. Donnellan demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^jres- Somers, Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, 
Whitaker, Heenan. Batterman. W. S. Powell, 
Wilce, Russell, McCotter, Robinson. Shell, |Bueh- 
ler, McGrath, Tyler. Berger, Schintz, Bengley, 
Carney, Herting," Devine, Mr. President— 23. 

iVoes— Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Daggy, Tracey, 
Hildreth, George Powell, Holden, Walsh, Woodard, 
Campbell, Gill, McCauley, Kehoe— 14. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C T. HOTCHKISS, 

Uity Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present— A]d. Cox, Somers, DonnellaD, Dixon, 
Hahn, MoDtgomery, McAvoy, Dagey, Whitaker, 
HeenaB, Tracey, Hickey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Rus?ell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, KoMhsod, Campbell, Gill, 
Shell, McGrath, Schmidt, Schintz, Bengley. Carney, 
Hertipg, McCanly, Kehoe, and Mr. Preeident. 

Absent— A]d. Calkins, Batterman, Buehler, Tyler, 
Berger, and Devine . 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the minutes of the regu- 
lar meeting of the Common Council, held Feb. 14, 
be so amended as to read " witness " instead of 
"bondman," wherever the word occurs In the re- 
port of the Clerk of the l^lorth Division Police 
Court. 

The motion prevailed. 

AJd. Dixon moved that the minutes as amended 
be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 



VETO MESSAGE. 

The Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion from hie Honor ihe Mayor. 
Mr, President and Gentlemen of the Common 

Council. 

I return here with the annexed ordinance re- 
pealing tne ordinance and annulling the a-seeesment 
for opening an alley in block 18, Duncan's Attdition. 
with my objections theteto. 

These objections are of a legal character, and 
are sngge Sled bv the opinion of the Corporation 
Counsel, in relation to the legal effect of the passage 
of this ordinance. This opinion will be found at- 
tached to thfi petition which accompanies the 
draft oi the ordinance as submitted ior my ap 
proval. Prom an examination of this opinion, I 
calculate that vhe result ot my approval of this or- 
dinance would be. among other things, 

1st. That the alley would still exist as a legal 
alley. 

2d. That the city would still be legally ]iabl« to 
pay all damages which were allowed for' tie land 
condemned. 

3d That the city woulfl be required to pay back 
all moneys collected under the aseespment which 
should be retained to pay for the land condemned. 
Thege considerations lead me to the conclusion 
that the objects apparently sought by this ordinance 



could not be attained by its passage. I the refore 
return the same without my approval. 
Very respectfully submitted. 

R. B. Mason, Mayor. 
Aid. Holden moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance for repealing the ordinance 
and annulling the assessment for openinar an 
alley in block 18, Duncan's Addition, was passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Holden moved that the ordinance and the 
veto of the Mayor be placed on file. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Council then resumed the consideration of 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Keport of the Committee on Finance on sundry 
petitions and communications, laid over and pub- 
lished, Feb. 7, 1870, and recommending that said 
petitions, &c., be placed on file. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur m the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on the draft 
of an ordinance establishing the duties of an In- 
spector of staves and Headings. 

Aid. Kehoe moved to waive the engrossment of 
the ordinance and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somers, Donhellan. Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell. George Powell, 
Holden. Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCot- 
ter, Robinson, Campbell, Shell, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. 
President— 30. 

Noes— 'None. 

Aid. Kehoe moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance, and demanded the ayes and 
noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes— Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, McAvoy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Hil- 
dreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell. Holden, 
Wilce, Russell. Walsh, Woodaro, McCotter, Robin- 
son, Campbell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Ke- 
hoe— 30. 
Noes -Daggy — 1. 

The following is the ordinance, as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 
Establishing the fees and duties of Inspector of 
Staves and Heading, >-n the city of Chicago : 



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Section 1. Be it ordained by the Common Couu- 
cil of the city of Chicago, that it shall be the duty 
of such inspector to inspect any and all staves and 
heading lai.ded in the city of Chicago at any dock, 
yard or railroad depot, for sale, oa request of auy 
person or persons making such rtiquest" and to give 
a certilicate stating tbe amount, the date or inspec- 
tion, for whom inspected, and what ptoportioi:i of 
the same is first quality, second quality, and what 
proportion is culls, for the following prices: For 
the first thousand or fractional part of a thousand, 
(50 cents) fifty cents, and for each and every addi- 
tional thousand, (10 cents) ten cents. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty ot the Inspector of 
Staves and Heading to have an office convenient to 
or in the business part of said city, where he or 
one of his assistants shall attend at all seasonable 
times for the purpose of inspecting staves and 
heading, and he shall be furnished witu proper 
books at the expense of the city, under the airec- 
tion of the Comptroller, in which shall be printed 
proper blank certificates and margin, and it shall 
be his duty to enter therein all necessary facts per 
taining to his bupinese, which books and entries 
shall at all times be subject to the inspection of 
said JomptroUer, and shall be delivered to him for 
safe keeping when required. 

Sec. 3. The Inspector of Staves and Headinar and 
his assistants when on duty are required lo weai 
an appropriate badge, 'marked Inspector of Staves 
and Heading. 

Sac. 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be in 
force after its passage and due publication. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, on the petition of property owners 
for the repeal of an ordinance and annulling an as- 
sessment for planking an alley in Block 45, south- 
east quarter of Sec. 21, T. 39 N., R. 14, laid over 
and published Feb. 7, 1870. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be recommitted 
to the Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division, on a report and ordinance providing for 
the vacation of a street north of and adjoining Lots 
23, 24, 25, and 28, in De Stabile's subdivision of lot 
9, and the N. part of Lot 1, of Ogden's subdivision 
of E. H of N. E. % of Sec. 24, T. 39 N., R. 13 E., 
laid over and published Feb, 7, 1870. 

Aid. W. S. Powell moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

^yes— Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tra- 
cey Hickey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George Pow- 
ell, Holden, Wilce, RusselJ, Walsh, Woodard, Mc- 
Cotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, Mc- 
Cauley, Kehoe— 32. 
None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE. 

For the vacation of a street north of and adjoining 
lots 23, 24, 25, and 28, in De stabile's subdivision 
of lot 9, and the north part of lot 1, of Ogden's 
subdivision of E. V, of N. E. % of Section 24, T. 
39, N. R. 13 E. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the street north of and adjoin- 
ing lots 23, 24, 25 aad 28, in De Stabile's subdivis- 
ion of lot 9, and the north part of lot 1, of Ogden's 
subdivision of E. H of N. E. 14 of Section 24, T. 39, 
N. R. 13 E., and as the same is shown on the plat 
hereto attached, be, and the same is hereby, or- 
dered vacated. 

Provided^ however, that this ordinance shall not 
take effect, until WiPiam street is opened or ex- 
tended of the width of 66 feet, east to Western ave- 
nue, and a plat thereof made and recorded, the 
same to be substantially as shown on the plat 
hereto appended, dedicating the same for public 
use. 



Report of Committee on Local Assessments on 
an assessment roll for plauking all the alleys be- 
tween Hubbard and Indiana streets, and between 
Rucker street ana North Elizabeth street, laid 
over and published Feb. 7, 1»70. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the report and as- 
sessment roll be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 
ThQ mocion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the reoorC and assess- 
ment roll be laid on the table temporarily. 
The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Local Assessments 
on an assessment roll for curbing and filling War 
ren avenue, from Reuben street to Leavitt street 
laid over and published Feb. 7, 18T0. 

Aid. Woodard moved to postpone the considera- 
tion of the report for four weeks. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Police on the draft 
of an ordinance regulating the sale of liquors, etc., 
to minors; laid over and publishea Feb. 7, 1870. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the ordinance be 
amended by inserting the words " under 18 years 
of age" after the words "minors," wherever the 
word " minors" occurs in said ordinance. 

aid. Hildreth moved as an amendment to the 
amendment that the report and ordinance be recom- 
mitted. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes on the 
motion of Aid. Hildreth,- and the amendment to 
the amendment was lout by the following vote : 

J.?/es— Somers, Donnellan, Montgomery, McAvoy, 
Tracey, Hickey. Hildreth, Walsh, Shell, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Herting, Kehoe — 14. 

A^oes— Dixon. Hahn, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Rus 
sell, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gin, Bengley, Carney, McCauley, Mr. President 

After debate. 

Aid. Kehoe called for the previous question. 

The question being, " Shall the main question 
be now put ? " 

Aid. Campbell demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the call was sustained by the following 
vote : 

Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tra- 
cey, Hickey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George Pow- 
ell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt. Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Her- 
ting, McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. President— 33. 
Noes — None. 

The question then being on the amendment of- 
fered by Aid. Schintz, 

Aid. olden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the amendment was lost by the following vote : 

^yes— Somers, Donnellan, Heenan, Hildreth, 
Shell, McGrath, Schmidt, Schintz, Herting, Kehoe, 
Mr. President— 11. 

iV7>es— Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery. McAvoy, Dag- 
gy, Whitaker, Tracey, Hickey, W. S. Powell,George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Bengley, Car- 
ney, McCauley— 22. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report of the Commit- 
tee be concurred in and tne ordinance passed. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^2/65— Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, McAvoy, Dag- 
gy, Whitaker,'! Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, George Powell, Holden. Wilce, Russell, 
Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Mc- 
Grath, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCau- 
ley, Mr. President— 26. 

iW)es— Somers, Donnellan,Hildreth, Walsh, Shell, 
Schmidt, Kehoe— 7. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 



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AN ORDIlSrANCB. 

Be it ordainedhy the Common Council oj the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That all saloon?, groceries, rooms, or 
places where minors are permitted to drink intoxi- 
cating drinks of any kind, or game or play with 
dice, dominoes, cards, balls, or other articles used 
in gaming, unless the parent er guardian of such 
minor shall be present at the time of such drinking, 

faming, oi playing, and not object thereto, are here- 
y declared disorderly houses. 
Sec. 2, Every proprietor, or keeper of such saloon, 
grocery, or place where such drinking, gaming or 
playing shall take place as aforesaid, shall, for the 
first offense of keeping disorderly house aforesaid, 
be subjected to a fine of not exceeding fifty dollars, 
and for the second offense shall pay a fine of not 
exceeding one hundred dollars, and his license shall 
forthwith be revoked, aad he shall be prohibited 
from afterward obtaining any license for such pur- 
pose in this city. 

Eeport of Committee on Police on a draft of an 
ordinance regulating the sale of chloroform, laid 
over and published Feb. 7, 1870. 

Aid. Hahn moved that the report and ordinance 
be referred lo the Corporation Counsel. 

Aid. Bengley moved to reconsider the vote by 
Which a resolution requesting the Board of Public 
Works to take no further steps in the improving of 
Wesson street, &c,, was adopted at the regular 
meeting held Feb. 14, 1870. 

The motion prevailed. 

Eeport of Committee on Printing on resolution fix- 
ing the price to be paid for the city printing, laid 
over and published Fed. 7, 1870. 

Aid. McCotter moved to concur in the report, 
and adopt the terms recommended by the Commit- 
tee. 

Aid. Daggy moved, as an amendment, that 
the report be recommitted to the Committee 
on Public Printing, with instructions to fix and re- 
port the price of the public printing at the same 
rate paid during the past four years, and so con- 
tinue at the same ate during the present term lor 
which the Chicago Republican has been designa- 
ted, unless the price of composition is reduced to 
less than fifty cents per thousand, in which event 
the Council reserves the right to change the price. 

After debate. 

Aid. Kehoe called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. 

The question being on the amendment offered 
by Aid. Daggy, 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the amendment was lost by tht; following vote : 

Donnellan, aixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
McAvoy, Daggy. Whitaker. Heenan, Tracey, 
Hickey, Hildreth, Robinson, Gill, McGrath, Hert- 
ing, Kehoe— 16. 

A^o««— Somers, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCot- 
ter, Campbell, Shell, Schmidt, Schintz, Bengley, 
Carney, McCauley— 16. 

The question recurring on the motion to concur 
In the report and adopt the terms recommended by 
the Committee, 

Aid. McCotter demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion was lost and the repoit was not con- 
curred IB by the following vote : 

Somers, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Holden, Wilce, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Camp 
bell, Schmidt, Schintz, McCauley— 12. 

jV(9es— Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
McAvoy,I>aggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey. Hickey, 
Hildreth, Russell, Robinson, Gill, Shell, McGrath, 
Bengley, Carney, Herting, Kehoe, Mr. President 
—21. 

Report ot Select Committee on sale of certain city 
lands to the West Chicago Park Commissioners, 
laid over and published Feb. 7, 1870. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the resolution recom- 
mended by the Committee for adoption be amended 
by inserting after the words " for the price or con- 
sideration of $76,900," the following : 



" With a special covenant ot warranty against all 
tax sales, tax deeds, claims or titles, had, procured 
or acquired by any person or persons since the city 
of Chicago acquired title to said land." 

Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the amendment was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Hixous 13aggy, Hickey, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Campbell, 
Gill, McGrath, Kehoe, Mr. President— 13. 

I^oes — Cox, Soicers, Donnellan, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, McAvoy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Hil- 
dreth, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Shell, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, Mc- 
Cauley- 20. 

Excused— Kl^. Holden. 

Aid. McCauley moved to concur in the report, 
and adopt the resolution recommended by the 
Committee. 

Aid. Schintz demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the report was concurred in, and the resolution 
adopted by the following vote : 

Ayes—Gox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey. Hickey, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Sheil, McGrath, Schmidt, Schintz, Bengley, 
Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. President 
-30. 

ifoes— Hildreth, Wilce, Russell— 3. 
Mccused—B.old.en. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Besolved, That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and they are hereby, authorized and directed to 
make, execute, acknowledge, and deliver to the 
West Chicago Park Commissioners a deed convey- 
ing all the right, title, and interest which the city 
of Chicago has in and to the following described 
land, to-wit : The east half of the northwest quar- 
ter of section 24, town 39, . R. 13 east of the prin- 
cipal meridian, for the price or consideration of 
$76,900 : and that the Comptroller, upon delivering 
said conveyance to said Park Commissioners, shall 
receive from said Board three bonds, each for one 
third of said consideration in said deed mentioned. 
The first bond Decoming due and payable Nov. 1, 
1871 ; the second bond becoming due and payable 
Nov. 1, 1872 ; the third bond becoming due and 
payable Nov. 1, 1878 ; each bond to bear interest at 
the rate of 8 per cent, per annum, payable on tne 
1st day of November in each year, and also a mort- 
gage, in the usual form, on the said land, securing 
the payment of said bonds and interest as they be- 
come due. 

Report of Special Committee on the water sup- 
ply for the West Division, laid over and published 
Feb. 7, 1870. 

Aid. Bengley moved to concur in tne report and 
pass the order recommended by the Committee. 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the report was concurred in, and the order passed 
by 'he following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somen?, Donne i Ian, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, Hildretn, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt. Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Hert- 
ing, McvJauley, Kehoe, Mr. President— 34. 

JVoes— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, 
and they are hereby, authorized, empowered and 
directed to take immediaie steps for thecarr-ving 
out ot the improvements suggested and set forth 
at length in the report and communication of Chief 
Engineer Chesbrough, under date Oct. 11, 1869, 
herewith annexed, and that the Board report to 
this Council, for their approval, such ordinances as 
may be necessary, from time to time, for the com- 
plete execution of this most important work. 

Report ot Committee on Licenses, on resolu- 
tion offered by Aid. Dixon in relation to compelling 
express companies to take out vehicle licenses, 
&c., laid over and published Feb. 7, 1870, 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report and 



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pass the ordinance recommended by the Com- 
mittee. 

Aid. Schmidt moved as an amendment that the 
report and ordinance be placed on file. 

Aid. Woodard raised the point of order that a 
motion to place on file was not an amendment to 
the subject matter, and such a motion could not 
be received ae an amendment. 

The Chair decided the point of order well taken. 

After debate, 

Aid. Cox called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the motion to concur 
in the report and nass the ordinance, 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion was lost, and the report was not con- 
curred in by the tollowing vote : 

Ayes—Ctyx, Dixon, Hahn, Heenan, Hickey, Hil- 
dreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Wilce, Camp- 
bell, McGrath, Kehoe. Mr. President— 13 . 

Donnellan, Montgomery, McAvoy, Daggy, 
Whitaker, Tracey, Holden, Russell, Walsh, Wood- 
ard, McCotter, Campbell, Shell, Schmidt. Schintz, 
Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley— 19. 

Report of Committee on Harbor and Bridges on 
claim of Goodrich Transportation Company for 
damages on account of the steamer O'Ryan being 
nnable to pass the abutment of Polk street bridge ; 
laid over and published February 7, 1870. 

Aid. Hlldreth moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order recommended by the Committee ; 
and on his motion demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed, and the report concurred 
in and the order'passed by the following vote : 



Ayes—Gox, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, McAvoy, 
Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey. Hickey. Hildreth, W. 8. 
Powell, George rowell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Gill, Shiel, McGraih, Schmidt, Schintz, Bengley, 
Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Mr, President 
—36, 

iVoes— Donnellan, Daggy, Walsh, Woodard, Mc- 
Cotter, Robinson— 6. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is 
h reby, directed to pay to the Goodrich Transpor- 
tation Company (1250.12) two hundred and fifty 
dollars and twelve cents, and take the same from 
the contingent fund. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Kehoe moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Hildreth demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the metion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Daggy, 
Whitaker, Heenan, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Camp- 
bell, Gill, Shell, McGrath. Schmidt, Schintz, Beng- 
ley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe — 25. 

iVbes— Montgomery, McAvoy, Tracey, Hickey, 
Hildreth, Holden— 6. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C, T, HOTCHKItS, 

City Glerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present— AM. Cox, Somers, Donnellati, Dixon, 
Hahn, MoEtgomery, McAvoy, Dagey, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, "Wilce, Eusfell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Kobinson, Campbell, Gill, 
Sbeii, McGrath, Schmidt, Scbintz, Beugley. Carney, 
Hertirg, McL'anly. Kehoe, and Mr. President. 

Absent— A]d. Calkins, Batterman, Buehler, Tyler, 
Berger, and Devine. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the minutes of the regu- 
lar meeting of the Common *^ounci), held Feb. 14, 
be so amended as to read "witness" instead of 
"bondman," wherever the word occurs in the re- 
port of the Clerk of the North Division Police 
Court. 

The motion prevailed. 

AJd. Dixon moved that the minutes as amended 
be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 



VETO MESSAGE. 

The Clerk presented tbe following communica- 
tion from hie HoDor the Mayor. 
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common 

Council. 

I return here with the annexed ordinance re- 
pealing the ordinance and annulling the a^iseesment 
for opening an alley in block 18, Duncan's Audition, 
with my objections thereto. 

These objeci ions are of a legal character, and 
are suggested by the opinion of the Corporation 
Counsel, in relation to the legal effect of the passage 
of this ordinance. This opinion will be founa at- 
tached to the petition which accompanies the 
draft of the ordinance ae submitted lor my ap 
proval. From an examination of this opinion, I 
calculate that the result ot my appro^'al of this or- 
dinance would be, a mong ot her things, 

1st. That the alley would still exist as a legal 
alley. 

2d. That the city would still be leeally liabl« to 
pay all damages which were allowed for tie land 
condemned. 

3d That the city would be required to pay back 
all moneys collected under the assessment which 
should be retained to pay for the land condemned. 
These cons"^ derations lead me to the conclusion 
that the objects apparently sought by this ordinance 



could not be attained by its passage. I the refore 
return the same without my approval. 
Very respectfully submitted. 

R. B. Mason, Mayor. 
Aid. Holden moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance for repealing the ordinance 
and annulling the assessment for opening an 
alley in block 18, Duncan's Addition, was passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Holden moved that the ordinance and the 
veto of the Mayor be placed on file. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Council then resumed the consideration of 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Keport of the Committee on Finance on sundry 
petitions and communications, laid over and pub- 
lishea, Feb. 7, 1870, and recommending that said 
petitions, &c., be plac*^d on file. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur m the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on the draft 
of an ordinance establishing the duties of an In- 
spector of otaves and Headings. 

Aid. Kehoe moved to waive the engrossment of 
the ordinance and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Donhellan. Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell. George Powell, 
Holden. Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCot- 
ter, Robinson, Campbell, Shell, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. 
President— 30. 

iVoes— None. 

Aid. Kehoe moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance, and demanded the ayes and 
noes. , 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^?/<?s— Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, McAvoy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Hil- 
dreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell. Holden, 
Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodaro, McCotter, Robin- 
son, Campbell, Gill. Shell, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley^ Ke- 
hoe— 30. 

Noes -Daggy— 1, 

The following is the ordinance, as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing the fees and duties of Inspector of 
Staves and Heading, »-.n the city of Chicago : 



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Section I. Be it ordained by the Common Coun- 
cil of the cits of Chicago, that it shall be the duty 
of sach inspector to inspect any and all staves and 
heading lauded in the city of Chicago at any dock, 
yard or railroad depot, for sale, on reaaest of any 
person or persons making such request^ and to give 
a certificate stating the amounc, the date or inspec- 
tion, for whom inspected, and what proportion of 
the same is first quality, second quality, and what 
proportion is culls, for the following prices: For 
the first thousand or fractional part of a thousand, 
(50 cents) fifty cents, and for each and every addi- 
tional thousand, (10 cents) ten cents. 

Seo. 3. It shall be the duty ot the Inspector of 
Staves and Heading to have an office convenient to 
or in the business part of said city, where he or 
one of his assistants shall attend at all seasonable 
times for tne purpose of inspecting staves and 
heading, and he shall be furnished with proper 
books at the expense of the city, under the direc- 
tion of the Comptroller, in which shall be printed 
proper blank certificates and margin, ana it shall 
be his duty to enter therein all necessary facts per 
taining to his business, which books and entries 
shall at all times be subject to the inspection of 
said Comptroller, and shall be delivered to him for 
safe keeping when required. 

Sec. 3. The Inspector of Staves and Headiner and 
his assistants when on duty are required lo weai 
an appropriate badge, marked Inspector of Staves 
and Heading. 

SiC. 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be in 
force after its passage and due publication. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, on the petition of property owners 
for the repeal of an ordinance and annulling an as- 
sessment for planking an alley in Block 45, south- 
east quarter of Sec. 21, T. 39 N., R. 14, laid over 
and published Feb. 7, 1870. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be recommitted 
to the Committee, 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division, on a report and ordinance providing for 
the vacation of a street north of and adjoining Lots 
23, 24, 25, and 28, in De Stabile's subdivision of lot 
9, and the N. part of Lot 1, of Ogden's subdivision 
of E. H of N. E. 1^ of Sec. 24, T. 39 N., R. 13 E., 
laid over and published Feb. 7, 1870. 

Aid. W. S. Powell moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

^yes— Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tra- 
cey, Hickey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George Pow- 
ell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, Mc- 
Cotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, Mc- 
Cauley, Kehoe— 32. 

iVbes— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE. 

For the vacation of a street north of and adjoining 
lots 28, 24, 25, and 28, in De stabile's subdivision 
of lot 9, and the north part of lot 1, of Ogden's 
subdivision of B. V4 of N. B. M of Section 24, T. 
89, N. R. 13 E. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the street north of and adjoin- 
ing lots 23, 24, 25 and 28, in De Stabile's subdivis- 
ion of lot 9, ana the north part of lot 1, of Ogden's 
subdivision of E. of N. E. % of Section 24, T. 39, 
N. R. 13 E,, and as the same is shown on the plat 
hereto attached, be, and the same is hereby, or- 
dered vacated. 

Provided^ however, that this ordinance shall not 
take effect, until Wiriam street is opened or ex- 
tended of the width of 66 feet, east to Western ave- 
nue, and a plat thereof made and recorded, the 
same to be substantially as shown on the plat 
hereto appended, dedicating the same for public 
use. 



Report of Committee on Local Assessments on 
an assessment roll for planking all the alleys be- 
tween Hubbard and Indiana streets, and between 
Racker street ana North Elizabeth street, laid 
over and published Feb. 7, 1»70. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the report and as- 
sessment roll be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the reoort and assess- 
ment roll be laid on the table temporarily. 
The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Local Asseosments 
on an assessment roll for curbing and filling War 
ren avenue, from Reuben street to Leavitt street 
laid over and published Feb. 7, 18T0. 

Aid. Woodard moved to postpone the considera- 
tion of the report for four weeks. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Police on the draft 
of an ordinance regulating the sale of liquors, etc., 
to minors; laid over and published Feb. 7, 1870. 

Aid, Schintz moved that the ordinance be 
amended by inserting the words " under 18 years 
of age" after the words "minors," wherever the 
word " minors" occurs in said ordinance. 

Aid. Hildreth moved as an amendment to the 
amendment that the report and ordinance be recom- 
mitted. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes on the 
motion of Aid. Hildreth,lantt the amendment to 
the amendment was lost by the following vote : 

^yes— Somers, Donnellan, Montgomery, McAvoy, 
Tracey, Hickey, Hildreth, Walsh, Shell, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Herting, Kehoe — 14. 

Noes — Dixon, Hahn, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Rus 
sell, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gin, Bengley, Carney, McCauley, Mr. President 

After debate. 

Aid. Kehoe called for the previous question. 

The question being, " Shall the main question 
be now put ? " 

Aid. Campbell demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the call was sustained by the following 
vote : 

Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tra- 
cey, Hickey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George Pow- 
ell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt. Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Her- 
ting, M:cCauley, Kehoe, Mr. President— 33. 
Noes—^ouQ 

The question then being on the amendment of- 
fered by Aid. Schintz, 

Aid. olden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the amendment was lost by the following vote : 

Somers, Donnellan, Heenan, Hildreth, 
Shell, McGrath, Schmidt, Schintz, Herting, Kehoe, 
Mr. President— 11. 

iVoi?s— Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, McAvoy, Dag- 
gy, Whitaker, Tracey, Hickey, W. S. Powell,George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Bengley, Car- 
ney, McCauley— 22. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report of the Commit- 
tee be concurred in and tne ordinance passed. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

ulyes— Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, McAvoy, Dag- 
gy, Whitaker,^ Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, George Powell, Holden. Wilce, Russell, 
Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Mc- 
Grath, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCau- 
ley, Mr. President— 26. 

iS^oes— Somers, Donnellan,Hildreth, Walsh, Shell, 
Schmidt, Kehoe— 7. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 



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AN ORDINANCE. 

Be it ordalnedhy tlie Common Council oj the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That all saloons, groceries, rooms, or 
places where minors are permitted to drink intoxi- 
cating drinks of any kind, or game or play with 
dice, dominoes, Cdrdfi, balls, or other articles used 
in gaming, unless the parent ©r guardian of such 
minor shall be present at the time of such drinking, 
gaming, or playing, and not object thereto, are here- 
by declared disorderly houses. 

Sec. 2. Every proprietor, or keeper of such saloon, 
grocery, or place where such drinking, gaming or 
playing shall take place as aforesaid, shall, for the 
first offense of keeping disorderly house aforesaid, 
be subjected to a fine of not exceeding fifty dollars, 
and for the second offense shall pay a fine of not 
exceeding one hundred dollars, and his license shall 
forthwith be revoked, aad he shall be prohibited 
from afterward obtaining any license for such pur- 
pose in this city. 

Report of Committee on Police on a draft of an 
ordinance regulating the sale of chloroform, laid 
over and publifhed Feb. 7, 1870. 

Aid. Hahn moved that the report and ordinance 
be referred to the Corporation Counsel. 

Aid. Bengley moved to reconsider the vote by 
Which a resolution requesting the Board of Public 
Works to take no further steps in the improving of 
Wesson street, &c., was adopted at the regular 
meeting held Feb. 14, 1870. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Printing on resolution fix- 
ing the price to be paid for the city printing, laid 
over and published Feb. 7, 1870. 

Aid. McCotter moved to concur in the report, 
and adopt the terms recommended by the Commit- 
tee. 

Aid. Daggy moved, as an amendment, that 
the report be recommitted to the Committee 
on Public Printing, with instructions to fix and re- 
port the price of the public printing at the same 
rate paid during the past four years, and so con- 
tinue at the same ate during the present term lor 
which the Chicago Republican has been designa- 
ted, unless the price of composition is reduced to 
less than fifty cents per thousand, in which event 
the Council reserves the right to change the price. 

After debate. 

Aid. Kehoe called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. 

The question being on the amendment offered 
by Aid. Daggy, 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the amendment was lost by the following vote : 

Donnellan, liixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
McAvoy, Daggy. Whitaker. Heenan, Tracey, 
Hickey, Hildreth, Robinson, Gill, McGrath, Hert- 
ing, Kehoe— 16. 

^oes— Somers, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCot- 
ter, Campbell, Shell, Schmidt, Schintz, Bengley, 
Carney, McCauley— 16. 

The question recurring on the motion to concur 
in the report and adopt the terms recommended by 
the Committee, 

Aid. McCotter demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the mqtion was lost acd the report was not con- 
curred m by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somers^ W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Holden, Wilce, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Camp 
ben, Schmidt, Schintz, McCauley— 12. 

A^oes— Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
McAvov,Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey. Hickey, 
Hildreth, Russell, Robinson, Gill, Shell, aicGratfc, 
Bengley, Carney, Herting, Kehoe, Mr. President 
—21. 

Report of Select Committee on sale of certain city 
lands to the West Chicaeo Park Commissioners, 
laid over and published Feb. 7, 1870. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the resolution recom- 
mended by the Committee for adoption be amended 
by inserting after the words for the price or con- 
sideration of $76,900," the following : 



" With a special covenant ot warranty against all 
tax sales, tax deeds, claims or titles, had, procured 
or acquired by any person or persons since the city 
of Chicago acquired title to said land." 

Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the amendment was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Bixon^ Daggy, Hickey, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Campbell, 
Gill, McGrath, Kehoe, Mr. President— 13. 

iVoes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery. McAvoy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Hil- 
dreth, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Sheil, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, Mc- 
Cauley— 20. 

lUxcused—AlA. Holden, 

Aid. McCauley moved to concur in the report, 
and adopt the resolution recommended by the 
Committee. 

Aid. Schintz demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the report was concurred in, and the resolution 
adopted by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey. Hickey, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Sheil, McGrath, Schmidt, Schintz, Bengley, 
Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. President 
-30. 

iVoes— Hildreth, Wilce, Russell— 3. 
Excused— Holden. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and they are hereby, authorized and directed to 
make, execute, acknowledge, and deliver to the 
West Chicago Park Commissioners a deed convey- 
ing all the right, title, and interest which the city 
of Chicago has in and to the following described 
land, to-wit : The east half of the northwest quar- 
ter of section 24, to wn 39, IS . R. 13 east of the prin- 
cipal meridian, for the price or consideration of 
$76,900 ; and that the Comptroller, upon delivering 
said conveyance to said Park Commissioners, shall 
receive from said Board three bonds, each for one 
third of said consideration in said deed mentioned. 
The first bond becoming due and payable Nov. 1, 
1871 ; the second bond becoming due %jid payable 
Nov. 1, 1872 ; the third bond becoming due and 
payable Nov. 1, 1873 ; each bond to bear interest at 
the rate of 8 per cent, per annum, payable on tne 
1st day of November in each year, and also a mort- 
gage, in the usual form, on the said land, securing 
the payment of said bonds and interest as they be- 
come due. 

Report of Special Committee on the water sup- 
ply for the West Division, laid over and published 
Feb. 7. 1870. 

Aid. Bengley moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order recommended by the Committee. 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the report was concurred in, and the order passed 
by 'he following vote : 

Ayes—Gox, Somerie, Donneilan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, Hildreta,, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Kussell, Walsh. Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt. Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Hert- 
ing, McOauley, Kehoe, Mr. President— 34. 

iVbes— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, 
and they are hereby, authorized, empowered and 
directed to take immediaie steps for the carrying 
out ot the improvements suggested and set forth 
at length in the report and communication of Chief 
Engineer Chesbrough, under date Oct. 11, 1869. 
herewith annexed, and that the Board report to 
this Council, for their approval, such ordinances as 
may be necessary, from time to time, for the com- 
plete execution of this most important work. 

Report of Committee on Licenses, on resolu- 
tion offered by Aid. Dixon in relation to compelling 
express companies to take out vehicle licenses 
&c., laid over and published Feb. 7, 1870, ' 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report and 



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pass the ordinance recommended by the Com- 
mittee. 

Aid. Schmidt moved as an amendment that the 
report and ordinance be placed on file. 

Aid. Woodard raised the point of order that a 
motion to place on file was not an amendment to 
the subject matter, and such a motion could not 
be received ae an amendment. 

The Chair decided the point of order well taken. 

After debate, 

Aid. Cox called for the previous question, and 
the call was sut^tained. 

The question then being on the motion to concur 
in the report and oass the ordinance, 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion was lest, and the report was not con- 
curred in by the iollowing vote : 

Cox, Dixon, Hahn, Heeuan, Hickey, Hil- 
dreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Wilce, Camp- 
bell, McGrath, Kehoe, M.T. President— 13 . 

iVoes— Donnellan, Montgomery, McAvoy, Daggy, 
Whitaker, Tracey. Holden, Russell, Walsh, Wood- 
ard, McCotter, Campbell, Shell, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley— 19. 
/ Report of Committee on Harbor and Bridges on 
claim of Goodrich Transportation Company for 
damages on account of the steamer O'Ryan being 
unable to pass the abutment of Polk street bridge ; 
laid over and published February 7, 1870. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order recommended by the Committee ; 
and on his motion demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed, and the report concurred 
in and the order'passed by the following vote : 



Ayes—Gox, Dixon, Hahn. Montgomery, McAvoy, 
Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Hickey. Hildreth, W. S. 
Powell, George t'owell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Gill, Shiel, McGrath, Schmidt, Schintz, Bengley, 
Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. President 
—26, 

iVc»e«— Donnellan, Daggy, Walsh, Woodard, Mc- 
Cotter, Robinson— 6. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is 
h-reby, directed to pay to the Goodrich Transpor- 
tation Company (|-350.12) two hundred and fifty 
dollars and twelve cents, and take the same from 
the contingent fund. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Kehoe moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Hildreth demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Daggy, 
Whitaker, Heenan, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Wilce, Russell, Walsh. Woodard, McCotter, Camp- 
bell, Gill, Shell, McGrath. Schmidt, Schintz, Beng- 
ley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe— 25. 

iVoes— Monteomerv, McAvoy, Tracey, Hickey, 
Hildreth, Holden- 6. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C- T. HOTCHKISS, 

Gity Clerk. 



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Chicago, Felt>rttary IQiTO. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— Aid. Cox, Somers. Donnellan, Dixon, 
Halm, Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, 
WMtaker, Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, 
Hildreth. W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, 
Wilce, Kussell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robin- 
son, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Buehler. McGratb, 
Schmidt, Tyler, Schintz, Bengley, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine, ana Mr, President. 

Absent— Aid. Berger, Carney, and Herting. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Sheil moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held Feb. 21, 1870, be approved without 
being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Markets on petition of 
J. P. Shaw asking to be appointed an assistant 
weigher, laid over and published Feb. 7, 1870. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

EECONSIDERATION OF VOTE. 

Aid. Campbell moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the order directing the Board of Public 
Works to take steps toward constructing a tunnel 
and pumping works for supplying the West Di- 
vision with water. 

Aid. Holden demanaed the ayes ana noes, and 
the motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Bixon, Tracey, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Tyler— 13. 

Noes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, WMtaker, 
Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, Geo. 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Sheil, Bengley, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine, Mr.President— 23. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS BESUMED. 

Report of Committee on Markets on the petition 
of Wm. Schott for permission to sell horses on the 
public streets ; laid over and published Feb. 7, 1870. 

Aid. Montgomery moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



SUSPBNSION OP THE BULBS. 



Aid. Hahn moved that the rules be suspended for 
the purpose of taking up a report which had been 
recommitted to the iCommittee on Streets^and Al- 
leys, South Division, Feb. 21, 1870. 

The Chair directed tho ayes and noes to be called, 
and the rules were suspended by tne following 
vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. Pow- 
ell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Rus8ell,Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, 
Sheil. McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Bengley, McCau- 
ley, Kehoe, Devine— 34. 

iVioes- None, 



Aid. Hahn then presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Division, on 
the petition of property owners asking the passage 
of an ordinance repealing an ordinance and annul- 
ling an assessment for planking an alley in block 
45, S. E. 14 Sec. 21,39, 14 E. 

Aid. Hahn moved that the ordinance be passed, 
and demanded the ayes and noes. 

Ayes — Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Wnitakerr 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, aildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Sheil, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Schintz, 
Bengley, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. Presi- 
dent—SB. 

iVo^s- None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 



ORDINANCE 

Repealing the ordinance and annulling the assess- 
ment for curbing, filling and planking the alley 
in block 45, in the Canal Trustees' subdivison of 
the S. E. 14 of Sec. 21, T. 39, N. R. 14 E. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance passed by the 
Common Council, Sept. 16, 1869, for curbing, filling 
and planking the alley in block 45, in the Canal 
Trustees' subdivision of the S. E. J4 of Sec. 21, T. 
39, N. R. 14 E,, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and the assessment made under said ordinance con- 



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firmed Oct. 18, A, U. 1869, and all proceedings under 
Bald ordinance and aesessment be and the same are 
hereby set atide andannuilert. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after Its passage. 

Aid. Dixon called up the report of the Committee 
on Bridewell on the resoluuon of Aid. McCauley 
in relation to the City Bridewell, laid on the table 
temporarily Jan. 31, 1870 

Aid. Dixon moved to amend the recommenda- 
tion of the Committee by inserting the words. 

that the Board of Public Works are hereby 
authorized to invite Mr. Z. R. Brockway, Superin- 
tendent of the Detroit House of Correc;ion, to 
come to Chicago, take charge of and organize our 
new City Bridewell on the same principle as the 
Detroit Houee of Correction, Michigan," in place 
of recommending that a committee be appointed to 
vieii Eastern cities. &c. 

Aid. McCauiey moved as an amendment to the 
amendment that the words "elected by the (Jom- 
mon Council " be inserted in place of " appointed 
by the Common Council." 

Aid. Holden moved that the whole matter be re- 
committed to the Committee. 

The motion of Aid. Holden prevailed. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
FINANCE. 

Aid. McAvoy, of the Committee on Finance, to 
whom had been referred the petition of Orrin 
Smith for the cancellation of a tax sale, submitted 
a report recommending that the petition be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
tb-j claim of Thomas Lonergan for damages on ac- 
count of the demolition of walls by order of the 
Fire Marshal, su omitted a report recommending 
the passatre of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Holden moved that the report be laid oyer 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of Thomas Lonergan for dama- 
ge.-» sustained by the demolition of walls by order 
of Fire Marshal Williams, on premises known as 
No. 27 and 2« Canal street, having had the same 
UEaer advisement, beg leave to report that we 
have examined the estimate of damages made by 
order of the Board of Public Works, and we think 
it a fair allowance, and would recommend the pas- 
sage ot the following order. 

FeD. 21, 1870. J. H. MclvoT, 

Thos, Wilcb, 
Committee. 

Ordered, That the sum of twelve hundred and 
niuet.y-flve dollars and eighty-two cents ($1,295.82) 
be paid to Thomas Lonergan out of the city treasury 
in full for damages claimed by him lor the demo- 
lition of walls of buildings No. 27 and 29 Canal 
street under orders of the Assistant Fire Marshal 
Williams, on the morning of Nov. 10, 1867, and that 
the City Comptroller be authorized to draw a war- 
rant on the city treasury for the same. 

Also, 

Oftbe same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred the oetiiion of James L. High asking that 
the Council cause a revision of the ordinances of 
the city to be made, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 
The motiun prevailed. 
The following is the report : 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred the communication of J. L. High in regard 
TO the compilation and printing of the ordinances 
andl laws pertaining to the city not included in 
Judge Gary's edition, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report that,upon examina- 
tion, we find the old edition to be very nearly ex- 
hausted, and that within a short time there will be 
a necessity of republication entire. 

The city has now on hand not to exceed one dozen 
copies, and only about fifty copies remain in the 
hands of the publishers. 

Your Committee are of the opinion that all the 
laws relating to the city and all ordinances of the 
city, both those published in Judge Gary's edition, 
and those unpublished, together with all the pub- 
lished decisions oftbe Supreme Court relating to 
municipal corporations, should be compiled and 
published in one volume for the use of the city. 

The city has used over 300 volumes of the edition 
of Gary's Laws in less than four years, and your 
Committee are ;,of the opinion that an edition of 
500 copies of the new work would be necessary. 

We have also received estimates from which we 
find that the republication of the laws and ordi- 
nances and unreported decisions not included In 
Gary's Laws and Ordinances would make a book 
of from 200 to 225 pages, and would cost not to ex- 
ceed $1,200. 

To compile the laws and ordinances, and the de- 
cisions, published and unpublished (reject- 
ing what has been repealed), in one 
work, would make a volume of 800 
pages, or about 100 pages more than Gary's Com- 
pilation ; and that the cost oi such a publication 
would be not to exceed $2,400. 

This does not include the amount to be paid to the 
person who shall perform the labor of collecting 
and compiling, since the amount of such labor can- 
not be at this time definitely ascertained. i 

Your Committee have consulted with Judge ' 
Gary, the Corporation Counsel, and City Attorney, 
and all agree that the work should be done, and 
that, too, as soon as possible. They have also 
recommended Mr. J. L. High, a practical lawyer of 
this city, who has had considerable experience in 
such matters, and believe him to be a competent 
and proper person to undertake the compilation. 

We therefore submit an ordinance herewith, for 
the compiling and publishing of the entire laws 
and ordinances of the city. 

Respectfully submitted. 

J. H. McAvoT, 
Thos. Wilcb, 
Committee. 

The following is the ordinance : 
An Ordinance for revising, compiling and pub- 
lishing the laws and ordinances of the city, and 
digest of State decisions relating to municipal 
corporations. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Common 
Council of the City of Chicago, That the City 
Comptroller and Finance Committee be, i 
and thev are hereby, authorized and re- ■ 
quired to contract for the publication of 500 copies ' 
of a volume containing all the laws and ordinances 
of the City of Chicago, and a digest of the decisions 
of the Supreme Court of the State relative to 
municipal corporations, as the same may be re- 
vised and compiled under the authority of this 
ordinance, provided the cost of such publication 
shall not exceed $2,400. 

Sec. 2. That J. L. High be employed to revise 
and compile said laws, ordinances and decisions, 
and superintend the publication thereof, he to re- 
ceive such compensation as this Council may here- 
after allow him. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred the petition of Darius Knight asking for the 
confirmation of a deed given to him by the city of 
Chicago, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying ordinance. 



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[1870. 



Aid. Calkins moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 

KBPOKT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicag 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re 
ferred the petition of Darius Knight asking for the 
passage of an ordinance confirming a conveyance 
made by the Mayor, Comptroller, and City Clerk, 
March 14, 1866, for the west H of lot 3, in block 118, 
School Section Addition to Chicago, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report, 
that we Jiave examined into the facts of the transac- 
tion with Mr, Knight, and find that the city had a 
judgment against him in 1856, on which the above 
property was sold and bought in by the City Comp- 
troller, L. D. Ward, for the city; that Mr. Knight 
paid interest on the debt at the rate of ten per 
cent, per annum from the 30th day of July, 1857 
(being the date of sale), up to the 14th day of 
March, 1866, when he paid the principal debt, &c., 

as follows $1,243.85 

Amount of interest 1,074.27 

Sheriff 's fees and sale 29.03 

Total $2,347.18 

That on payment in full of the amount due the 
city thelMayor, Comptroller, and City Clerk quit 
claim the property held as securitjr back to said 
Knight, which conveyance it is now 
aaked the Council to confirm, and 
inasmuch as the city has secured 
the payment in full of the debt and interest, we 
therefore respectfully recommend that the deed be 
confirmed, and that the accompanying oramance 
be passed. 

Feb. 28, 1870. J. H. McAvot, 

Thos. Wilce, 
Committee. 

The following is the ordinance : 
AN OBDINANOB 
Ratifying and confirming a certain conveyance 

heretofore made by the Mayor, Consptroller, and 

City Clerk, to Darius Knights. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section l. That a certain deed of conveyance 
executed by the Mayor, City Comptroller, and City 
Clerk, to Darius Knights, bearing date the four- 
teenth day of March, A. D. 1866, of the west one 
half of original lot number three. In block number 
one hundred and eighteen, in the School Section 
Addition to Chicago, and recorded in the Record- 
er's office of Cook county, in Book 339 of Deeds, at 
page 129, be, and the same is hereby, ratified, ap- 
proved, and confirmed. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred the petition of S. Clement for compensation 
for damages caused by being enjoined by the Board 
of Public Works, submitted a report adverse to the 
prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred the communication of Aid. Cox in relation 
to certain bills incurred by a Committee of the 
Council for entertaining a delegation of Califor- 
nians, submitted a report recommending the pass- 
age of an accompanying resolution. 

Aid, Dixon moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT or COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance,to whom was referred 
the communication of Aid. Cox, together with 
the resolution and amendment to same authorizing 
the payment of the bill for entertaining the Califor- 



nia excursionists, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report that we have investi- 
gated the subject matter of the communication to 
the best of our ability, and find in September last, 
by a vote of the Common Council, the hospi- 
talities of the city was tendered to the Cali- 
fornia excursionists, and a committee of two from 
each division of the city was appointed by the 
Mayor to receive them and show them the custom- 
ary attentions, but nc money was appropriated for 
that purpose ; on the contrary, the Council by a 
vote refused to do so. The Committee, neverthe- 
less, proceeded " to entertain," ana secured one of 
Goodrich's boats for the purpose of giving an ex- 
cursion on the lake at an expense of f 50, a band of 
music at an expense of $85, and gave orders for re- 
freshments to the proprietor of the Briggs House at 
an additional expense of $449 ; making a total ex- 
penditure of $574. 

Your Con^mittee understand that Messrs. French 
& Co., the proprietors of the Briggs House, sued 
the city for the amount of their bill, but failed to 
recover, which of course settles the liability of the 
city for the payment of any of the bills incurred 
upon that occasion. 

Your Committee do not feel satisfied in recom- 
mending the payment of any claim against the city 
unless a full equivalent has been received, or its 
liability clearly established. In this case a ques- 
tion arises which we regard paramount to any legal 
liability, and that is the reputation of our city, 
which the Council are as much in duty bound to 
protect as they are the city treasury. 

The Committee unquestionably exceeded their 
authority, and are, without doubt, personally 
liable for the bill incurred upon that occasion, 
and if the Council refuse to pay them, your Com- 
mittee are informed that immediate steps will be 
taken to collect them from the responsible parties. 

The ofiace of Alderman is at best a thankless one, 
and the abuse that is heaped uponit,is far in excess of 
the praises ; and to ask this Committee to pay these 
bills would indeed be imposing a burden upon men 
who have devoted years in this Council to the 
city interests without any pecuniary compensation, 
and have undoubtedly saved to the people thou- 
sands of dollars through their watchfulness and 
care. 

Your Committee have been informed that a letter 
has been written by a piominent city official of San 
Francisco, that if this Council refuses to pay these 
bills, the money will be raised there and the bills 
paid— a mortification that we could not well afford 
to endure at this time with a city with whom it is 
for our best interests to be on the most friendly re 
lations. Your Committee would, therefore, in 
view of these facts, recommend the passage of the 
following resolution, in which we recommend a 
reduction of the amount of the bills, as follows : 
French <& Co., $375, instead of $449 ; Goodrich, $40, 
instead of $50 ; music bill, $60, instead of $85. 

Resolved. That the Comptroller be and he is here- 
by authorized and instructed to cause to be paid 
out of the city treasury the sum of four hundred and 
seventy- five dollars ($475), as follows : To French & 
Co, for sundries, $375 ; to Goodrich & Co., for boat, 
$40 ; for music, $60 ; and charge the same to the 
appropriation for entertaining official visitors. 

Chicago, Feb. 28, 1860, J. H. McAvot, 

Thos. Wilce, 
Committee, 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred the communication of Aid. Cox in relation 
to the improvement of Dearborn Park, submitted a 
report stating that the amount set apart for the im- 
provement of Dearborn Park was already expended, 
and that if further improvements were made an ad- 
ditional appropriation would have to be made from 
the unexpended balance for parKs in the South Di- 
vision. 

Aid, Holden moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred the claim of J. P, Reed for compensation for 
loss of ahorse while crossing the Chicago, Burling- 



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ton and Quincy railroad track, eubmitted a report 
etating that, as tbere eeeraed to be doubt ae to the 
liability of the city in the premises, they were 
obliged to report adverse to the claim. 

Aid. Holdeu moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred the petition of Pierce Hayden for coropen- 
eation for damages caused by filling Twenty-second 
street above the grade, submitted a report stating 
that, as the obstructions were temporary, they re 
port adversely to the claim. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur m the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been re 
ferred the petition of I. C. Scales & Co for re- 
mission of a fine imposed for selling rotten fruit, 
submitted a report adverse to the prayer of the pe 
tition. 

Aid. Campbell moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred the resolution of Aid. McCauley in relation 
to tnt ends of streets abutting on the river, submit- 
ted a report thereon. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the report be laid over 
andpublished. 



The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 
in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred the resolution of Alderman McCauley in re- 
lation to the "street ends," having had the matter 
under consideration, beg leave to report. 

That we have procured a list of the street ends in 
each division of the city, where located— width of 
street and length of same, and also a list of leases 
made by the city and the amount of rent paid for 
same, all of which is respectfully submitted with 
this report. 
Feb. 21,1870. J. H. McAvoT, 

Thus. WiLOE, 
John Hbrting, 

Committee. 
Board or Public Works, ) 
Chicago, Jan. 28, 1870. ) 
To the Chairman of Finance Committee : 

In accordance with the request of your Commit- 
tee I herewith submit a list of all streets ending at 
the river (not provided with bridges), or at the 
lake, also those streets terminating in such manner 
as to have no outlet whatever. 

Eespectfully submitted. 

Otto Peltzbr, 
For the Board of Public Works. 



SOUTH DIVISION. 



Name of street. 



Franklin 

T.a Salle 

Dearoorn 

Monroe 

Quincy 

Jackson 

Barrison 

Taylor 

Eighteenth 

Nineteenth 

Twentieth ...J 

Twenty first 

Brror 

Northern avenue 

Lime 

Deering 

Main 

Quarry 

Hickory 

Douglas place. . . 



Width 

of 
street. 



80, 



36 1 

>6) 



66 



39.10 
66 

(56 



Where Located. 



North of South Water street 

West of Market street .. 

West of Franklin street 

West of Wells street 

East of Prairie avenue 

West of Grove street 

Bast of Calumet avenue 

East of Calumet avenue 

East of Johnson avenue 

North of Waver street 

North of Cologne street 

North of Cologne street 

North of Cologne etreet 

West of Lock street 

East of Lake avenue 

WEST DIVISION. 



Banning. 



To the river 

To the river 

To the river 

To the river 

To 111. C. R. R land 

To the river 

To 111. C. R. R. land 
To 111. C. R. R. land 

To 111. C. R. R. land 

To the river 

To the river 

To the river 

To the river 

To the river 

To 111. C. R. R. land 



Approxi- 
mate 
length of 
street end. 



55 feet. 

55 feet. 

55 feet. 
280 feet. 
203 feet. 
120 feet. 

68 feet. 
206 feet. 
305.75 feet. 
175 6 feet. 
136 feet. 
270 feet. 

105 feet. 
276,54 feet. 
305.58 feet. 
435.6 feet. 
264 feet. 
538. 7;i feet. 
185 feet. 







Width 




Name of Street. 


of 






Street 


1 




66 


2 


Ridfield 


66 


3 


Wabansia avenue 


66 


4 


Black Hawk 


66 


5 




66 


6 


Fifth 


80 


7 




80 


8 




70 


9 




80 


10 


Jeflferson 


66 


11 




66 


12 


Carroll... 


80 1 


13 


Fulton 


So\ 


14 


Sebor 


38 


16 


Throop 


66 


16 


St. (not named).. 


66 


17 




66 


18 


Grab 


66 


191 Maxwell 


66 


201 Mulligan 


66 



Where Located. 



North of Redfield street 

Bast of Fleetwood street 

East of Fleet vvood street 

East of Fleetwood street 

East of Fleetwood street 

Northeast of Dix street 

North of Front street 

East of Putnam street 

East of Pntnam street 

North of Fourth street 

Hiast cf Water street 

East of Canal street 

East of Elsworth street 

South of Lumber street 

West of Loomis and south of Lumber street 

East of Reuben street 

South of Lumber street 

East of Lumber street 

East of Iron street 



Running. 


Approxi- 
mate 
length of 
street eud. 


To 




230 feet. 


To 


the river 


230 feet. 


To 


the river 


275 feet. 


To 


the river 


398 feet. 


To 


the river 


334 feet. 


To 




125 feet. 


To 


the river 


100 feet. 


To 


the river 


124 feet. 


To 




100 feet. 


To 


the river 


120 feet. 


To 




120 feet. 






80 feet. 


To 


the river ) a36 feet. 


To 


the river 


lOu feet. 


To 


the river 


240 feet. 


To 


the river 


300 feet. 


To 


the river 


120 feet. 


To 




264 feet. 


To 


the river 


218 feet. 


To 




350 feet. 



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9fORTH DlYISIOBf, 



37 



Name of street. 



Wabansia av. . 
Asylumjplace. . 

Hay lies ". 

Bliss 

Cherry 

Blackhawk 

Weed 

Weed 

Blackhawk — 
BlacKhavvk — 

Eastman 

Eastman 

Rees 

Rees 

Haynes 

Schiller 

Grand Haven.. 

Scott 

Elm 

Maple 

Cheetntit 

Oakwood 

East Hinsdale. 

Elm 

Ceaar 

Oakwood 

Oak 

Whitney 

White 

Hinsdale 

Pearson 

Snperior 

Huron 

Erie 

Ontario 

Ohio 

Inaiana . 

Illinois 

Market 

Franklin 

La Salle 

Dearborn 



Width 
of 

street. 



80 



78.6 

80 

78.5 

74 

74 

74 

74 

74 

74 

74 



W here Located. 



West of Hawthorn street 

West of Dominick street 

Southwest of North Branch street 

Northeast of Hooker street 

South of North avenue 

West of North Branch street 

East of Hooker street 

I West of Hawthorn street 

[West of Hawthorn street 

'East of Hooker street 

East of Hooker street 

West of Hawthorn street 

West of Hawthorn street 

East of Hooker street 

West of Hawthorn street 

Jiast of Astor street 

East of Stone street 

East of Stone street 

West of La Salle street 

West of La Salle street 

West of La Salle street 

West of North State street 

West of North State street 

lEast of Rush street 

East of Rush street . . 

East of Rush street 

East of Rush street 



East of Pine street. 



East of St. Clair street 

South of Carroll street 

South of new North Water street 



Running. 



the river 

the river 

the river 

Ogden's canal . . 
Ogden's canal 

the river 

Ogden's canal . . 
Ogden's canal . , 
Ogden's canal . . 
Ogden's canal . . 
Ogden's canal . 
Ogden's canal . . 
Ogden's canal . . 
Ogden's canal . . 
Ogden's canal . 
Lake Michigan. , 
Lake Michigan. , 
Lake Michigan. 

terminus 

terminus 

terminus 

terminus 



Lake Michigan, 
Lake Michigan, 
Lake Michigan. 
Lake Michigan. 



To Lake Michigan, 



To Lake Michigan. 



To river. 
To river. 



Approxi- 
mate 
length of 
street end 

I 

2.50 feet. 
•230 feet. 
20.3 feet. 
278 feet. 
88 feet. 
23 1 feet. 
•m feet. 
240 feet. 
■27(i feet. 
270 feet. 
•m feet, 
240 feet, 
240 feet. 
270 feet. 
190 feet. 
580 feet, 
136 feet. 

118 feet. 

119 feet. 
116 feet. 
110 feet. 

35 feet. 

35 leet. 
830 feet. 
8U0 feet. 
820 feet. 
800 feet. 

30 feet. 
160 feet. 
310 feet. 
320 feet. 



All very 
indefinite. 



190 feet. 
190 feet. 
190 ieet. 
190 feet. 



List of street ends now occupied by parties under lease from the city. 

SOUTH DIVISION. 



Name of Street. 



South Franklin... 
South Dearborn. .. 

Quincy 

Jackson 

Harrison 

Sixteenth 

Nineteenth 

Twenty second 

Lime 

Quarry 

Todd 

River 

Dock 

State street bridge 
Wells street bridge 



Where Located, 



North of South Water street 

North of South Water street 

West of Market street 

West of Market street 

West of Franklin street 

vV^est of Grove street 

West of Grove street 

West of Grove street 

North of Water street 

North of Cologne street 

West of Grove street 

Goodrich's docks ^ 

Near Michigan av, and Kush street bridge . . . , 

(S. W. corner 

S E. cerr er . . 



Running. 



To river 

To river, east ^ . . 

To river 

To river, south . 

To river 

To river, north Yt , 

To river 

To river 

To river 

To river, west i4 . 



N. E. ^, 



Rental 

per 
Annum. 



$800,00 
600.00 
500.00 
300.00 

500.ro 
aro.oo 

150 00 
500.09 
3t0.00 
200.00 
200.1*0 
1,000.00 
400. CO 
250.00 
250.00 



IWORTH DIVISION. 



Name of Street, 



Dearborn 

Franklm 

Market 

East Carroll, 
l^orth Branch 

Haines 

North Halsted 



Where Located, 



South of North Water street 

South of North Water street, not used 

South of North Water street 

West of Arnold street 

West of Hawthorn avenue 

West of Hawthorn avenue 

Between Hawthorn av. and NorthBranch canai 



Running 



To river 

To river 

To river 

To river 

To North Branch Canai 

To North Branch Canal, N, 54 



Rental 

per 
A unum. 

$1,200.00 
300.00 
800.00 
600.00 
400.00 
150.00 
100.00 



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Name of Street. 



Fulton . . . 
Jackson. 
Harrison , 
Sebor ... 
Maxwell. . 
Sixteenth 
Grabb . . . . 



Where Located. 



One half from Canal, one half from N. Water. 
From Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne & Chicago R, K, 

From Ellsworth street 

From Ellsworth street 

From Lumber street 

From slip for Munn & Scott 

From Lumber street 



Running 



To river 
To river. 
To river. 
To river. 
To river. 



To river. 



Rental 

per 
Annum 



$1,000.00 
700.00 
40r.00 
500.00 
40(1.(0 

i,ooe.OG 

400.00 



Of the same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred the petition of John O'Neil for the remis- 
sion of a fine imposed at the Police Court. West 
Division, submitted a report recommending that 
the fine be remitted. 

Aid. Hold en moved to concur in the report, and 
demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vo' e : 

Ayes— Cox, Vomers, Donnellan. Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildieth, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter. Robinson, Campbell, Glil, 
Shell, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Bengley, 
McCauley, Mr. President- -33. 

ifoes— None. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred the petition of John Zinder for remission of 
taxes, submitted a report adverse to the prayer of 
the petition. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur in the report. 

The morion prevailed. 



RAILROADS. 

Aid. Cox, of the Committee on Railroads, to 
Whom had been recommitted a report and resolu- 
tion requesting the removal of the railroad track 
from Michigan and North State streets, submitted 
a report recommending the adoption of an accom- 
panying resolution. 

Aid. Schintz moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Besolved. That the,nroposition of the N.C.C.R. R. 
Co. be accepted, and that said Company be, and are 
hereby, requested to take up the track on North 
State street and Michigan street, under the direc- 
tion of the Board of Public Works, and to repair 

the pavement within days after notice from 

the said Board. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Schintz, of the Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom had been referred the communication of 
Aid. Dixon in relation to amending section 6, 
chapter 47, in reeard to vehicle licenses, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of an accompa- 
nying ordinance. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

BBPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council assemoled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was re- 
ferred the communication and ordinance presented 
b) Aid. Dixon, to the efi'ect that the licenses of om- 
nibuses, double teams, express wagons, and drays 
be reduced from $10 and $5 respectively, to $5 and 
$2.50 respectively, having had the same under con- 
sideration, beg leave to report that the said licenses 
are neither oppressive nor disproportionate to 
other licenses, exceot as is hereinafter shown. 



That the adoption of said recommendation of the 
Alderman of the Second Ward would deprive the 
city of an annual revenue of over twelve thousand 
dollars ($12,000). as will appear from the annexed 
communication of the City Clerk, hereunto ap- 
pended and made a part of this report. 

Your Committee therefore recommend that the 
said ordinance be not passed, but the same be 
piaced on file. 

Your Committee would further report that upon 
examination oi section six (6) of said "Vehicle 
Ordinance " they find that the license for omni- 
buses running upon established lines from place 
to place within the city is only two dollars ($2) per 
annum for each omnibus, while the hackney coaches 
are charged with the license of twelve dollars ($12) 
each per annum, and that all omnibuses running 
in connection with hotels are charged with the li 
cense of ten dollars ($10) per annum, while car- 
riages drawn by two horses, which are running fur 
the conveyance of passengers, are charged with the 
license of twelve dollars ($12) per annum each. 

All of which appears to your Committee unequal 
and unjust, and they would therefore recommend 
an equalization of such licenses, by the passage of 
the following ordinance : 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. All omnibuse? and accommodation 
oaches running in connection with hotels shall be 
charged for license, each, the sum of twelve dol- 
lars ($12) per annum. 

All omnibuses and accommodation coaches, run- 
ning upon established lines, and at stated periods, 
trom place to place within the city, shall be charged 
for license, each, the sum of twenty dollars ($20) 
per annum. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be considered, and 
the same is hereby made, an amendment to sec- 
tion six (6) of chapter forty-seven (47) of the re- 
vised ordinances passed Oct. 23, 1865. and shall 
take efi"ect and be in force from and after its pass- 
age and publication, and all ordinances and parts 
of ordinances are hereby repealed. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Theodore Schintz, 
J. L. Campbell, 
J. H. McAvoT, 
Committee on Judiciary. 
The following is the report of the City Clerk re 
ferred to above : 

City Clerk's Office, ( 
Chicago, Feb. 5, 1870. j 
Aid. Schintz, Chairman of Committee on Judi- 
ciary. 

Dear Sir : In answer to your questions, I have 
the honor to report that we have issued since April 
1, 1669, 

32 omnibus licenses at $10 per annum $ 320 

42 omnibus licenses at $2 per annum 84 

132 hack licenses at $12 per annum 1,584 

1,456 double team licenses at $10 per annum. 14,560 

1,269 express licenses at $5 per annum 6,345 

687 dray licenses at $5 per annum 3,435 

Total $26,328 

Very respectfully, 

C. T. Hotchkiss, 
City Clerk. 

REGONSIDBRATION OF VOTE. 

Aid. Dixon moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the report of the Committee on Licenses on 



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the resolution in relation to compell^nfir express 

companies to take out team licenses was not con- 
curred in, on Feb. 21, 187U. 

Aid. Hahn demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion of Aid. Dixou prevailed by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Dixon. Calkins, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman. Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holdec. Wilce, Rassel), Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter. Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, McCanley, Mr. President— 24. 

iVoes— Dunnellan. Hahn, Montgomery, McAvoy, 
Heenan, Shell, Buehler, ^Schmidt, Schintz, Beng- 
ley, Kehoe, Devine— ]2. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be referred to 
the Corporation Counsel. 

The motion prevailed. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. schintz, of the Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom had been referred the nominations of Lucian 
Summerfield and A. H. Tobleman for Special Con- 
stables, submitted a report recommending that the 
appointments be confirmed, and also giving a list 
of all constables in the city. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Holden moved that the nominations ot Ju- 
lian Summerfield avd A. H. Tobleman for Special 
Constables be confirmed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to suspend the rules to take 
up a resolution in relation to certain assessment 
rolls. 

Aid. Schintz demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes—Gox, Somers. Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy. Whitauer, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreih. W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, 
Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Schintz, Beng- 
ley, MeCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 36. 

iV^oes— None. 

Aid. Hildreth then presented a resolution m rela- 
tion to the assessment rolls for paving Warren ave- 
nue and Indiana street and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the arisessment rool for paving 
Warren avenue, Irom Reuben street to Leavitt 
street, which was laid over and published Feb. 7, 
1870, be referred back to the Board of Public 
Works, and that the action of tae Council of Feb. 
7, 1870, confirming the assessment roll for paving 
West Indiana street, from Desplaines to Rucker 
street, be reconsidered, and that this assessment 
be also referred back to the Board of Public 
Works. 

FIRE AND WATER. 

Aid. Bengley, of the Committee on Fire and 
Water, to whom had been referred the report of 
the Comptroller on offers received for lots for fire 
engine-houses and police stations, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing resolution. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report ; 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled : 

Tour -Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred the report of bids received for lots for 
engine-houses by the City Comptroller, bee leave 
to report that they have carefully examined bids 
submitted to said ComptioUer for a great number 
of lots in the respective localities where needed for 
the purposes mentioned, and have also received 
additional bids for two more lots in the North Di- 
vision, and feeling satisfied that the following lots 
are, as far as price and location is concerned, the most 
advantageous for the city to purchase, would most 
respectfully recommend the passage of the follow- 
ing resolutions : 



Resolved, That the Comptroller be, and hereby 
is, authorized to purchase for the use of the Fire 
Department ot the city of Chicago, after due ex- 
amination made of the titles by the Corporation 
Counsel and found to be good, the following 
described lots of land at prices not to exceed the 
respective sumshereinaf er named, to wit : 

For new Engine— Lot twenty-two (22) of Boone, 
Jones, House and Kiefer's subdivision of the north 

of block one (l), and ot lot forty-nine (49) of 
Beecher's subdivision of the south hult of block 
one (1) of the east seventy-five (75) feet of blocK 
two (2) of the Canal Trustees' subdivision of sec- 
tion thirty-three (33), town thirty-nine (39), range 
fourteen (14). Price, $2,800. 

For Hose Company— Lots fourteen and fifteen (14 
and 15) m sub- block two (2) of Lay's subdivision of 
block twelve (12) in the Canal Trustees' subdivis- 
ion of section thirty-three (33), township forty (40), 
range fourteen (14) east third principal meridian. 
Price, $3,936. 

For Hoofe and Ladder Company No. 3, and Engine 
Fred Gund— Lots four and five (4 and 5), block four 
(4), in Higgins. Lavy & Co.'s Addition to Chicago. 
Price, S7,000. 

For new Engine -House— Lot 18, and the west 18 
feet of lot 17, of block 22, in Walsh & McMullen's 
subdivision of the south 120 acres of the southeast 
quarter of section 20, town 3^, range 14 east third 
principal El eridian. Price, $3,150. 

Alex. Benglbt, 
P. B. Sheil, 
Committee on Fire and Water. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Cox, of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, South Division, to whom had been referred 
a report and ordinance for changing the grade on 
Market street, between Lake and Randolph streets, 
and on Lake and Randolph streets, near Market 
street, submitted a report recommending the pass- 
age of the ordinance. 

Aid. Gill moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 



ORDINANCE 

Authorizing a change of grade upon Market street, 
between Lake and Randolph streets, and on Lake 
and Randolph streets, near MarKet street. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the grade on Market street, from 
the north line of Lake street to the south line of 
Randolph street, be, and the same is hereby, es- 
tablished at thirteen and one half feet (13.5) above 
City Base ; and that the grade of Lake street be es- 
tablished at a inclination from a grade of thirteen 
and one half feet (13.5) at the east line of Market 
street to meet the present grade at a point 120 feet 
east thereof; and that the srrade of Randolph 
street be established at an inclination from a grade 
of thirteen and one half feet (13 6) at the east line 
of Market street to meet the present grade at a 
point 88 feet east thereof. 

Sec. 2. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances 
in conflict with this ordinance be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 
in Common Council assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
South Division, to whom was referred the above or- 
dinance, having had the same under advisement, 
have convert^ed with the property holders on said 
streets, and they all desire the?improvement. We 
therefore recommend the passage. 

William Cox, 
J. A. Hahn, 
P. Da«gt, 
Wm. Tracet, 
A. U. Calkins, 

CommLttee. 



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8TBBBTS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Schintz, of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, North Division, to whom had been referred 
the petition of Hugh Ritchie and others asking 
for the passage of an ordinance annulling the as- 
sessment for opening Goethe street, submitted a 
report stating that the Council had no power in the 
premises, and recommending that the petition be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Woodard moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Campbell, of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, West Division, to whom had been referred 
a report and ordinance for the vacation of Harper 
street and three alleys in block 17, Assessors' di- 
vision of E, H of S. ifi. 14 of Sec. 18, T. 89, N. R. 
14 B., submstted a report recommending the pass- 
age of the ordinance. 

Aid. Campbell moved to concur in ihe report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and'the ordinance passed by ayes and 
Boes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tra- 
cey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Wilce, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, 
Robinson, Campbell,. Gill, Buehler. McGrath, 
Schmidt, Tyler, Bengley, McCauley, Kehoe, De- 
vine— 31. 

Donnellan, Holden,Ru8sell, Sheil,Schintz, 
Mr. President— 6. 

Aid. Woodard moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance for vacating Harper street was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the report and ordinance 

be laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The toUowing is the report : 
Office of thb Board of Public Woeks, . 

Chicago, Feb. 7, 1870. { 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

The Board of Public Works respectfully recom- 
mend the passage of the ordinance hereto ap- 
pended, providing for the vacation of Harper 
street, from Reuben street to Marshfield street; 
also for the vacation of the 15-foot alley running 
north and south through block seventeen (17) in 
Assessors' division of the E. of S. E }4, of Sec. 
18, T. 39, N. R. 14 B., the east line thereof being 
parallel to and 125 feet west of the west line of Reu- 
ben street ; also for the vacation of the two 12 foot 
alleys running east and west through the west 
part of said block 17, from said north and south 
alley to Marshfield street. 

The recommendation for the above vacations is 
made in view of the fact that the owners of said 
block 17 have made a new subdivision of the same, 
changing the front of several lots, and have therein 
opened anew alley 16 5-10 feet wide, running north 
and south through said block, dedicating the same 
for public use, and that said new alley gives better 
accommodations to said block as resubaivided. 

A plat showing said street and alleys proposed 
to be vacated, and the new alley as opened, and a 
certified copy of^ihe resubdivision of said block 17, 
as recorded in the Recorder's oflSce of Cook 
county, is hereto attached. 

Respectfully submitted. 

J. McArthub, 
R. Prindivillb. 
Board of Public Works. 
An Ordinance providing lor the vacation of Har- 
per street and three alleys in Block 17 in the As- 
sessors' Division of E U of S. B. U of Sec. 18, T. 
39 N. R. 14 E. 
" Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That Harper street, from Reuben 
street to Marshfield street, and that the 15-foot 
alley running north and south through block sev- 
enteen (17) in Assessors' division of B. H of S. B. 
»4 01 Sec. 18, T. 39 N. R. 14 B., the east line thereof 



being parallel to and 125 feet west of the west line 
of Reuben street, and that the two 12-foot alleys 
running east and west through said block 17, from 
said north and south alley to Marshfield street, as 
the same is shown on the plat herereto attached, be 
and the same are hereby ordered vacated. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor ana Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 
in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys to whom 
was referred an ordinance for the vacation of Har- 
per street and three alleys in block 17 in the Asses- 
sors' division of the B. H of S. E. 14 of Sec. 18, 
town 39, N. R. 14 E., having had the same undei 
advisement, beg leave to report. 

That your Committee find no objections to the 
said vacations Therefore, your Committee would 
recommend the pasf^age of the accompanying ordi- 
nance. J. L. Campbell, 
W. Woodard, 
James J. McGrath, 
James Walsh, 
G. Powell, 
W. 3. Powell, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Also, 

Aid. Holden, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance changing tbe 
grade at or near the intersection of Canal street 
and West Adams street, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage ol the ordinance. * 

Aid. W. S. Powell moved that the report and 
ordinance be laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division, having examined the annexed ordinance, 
relative to the grade at the intersection of Adams 
and Canal streets, believe that the same should be 
passed, and would so recommend. 

Charles C. P. Holdkn, 
P. B. Sheil. 
James Walsh, 
J. L. Campbell, 
W. Woodward, 
James J. McGrath, 
Committee on Streets ana A^lleys, West Division. 

The following is the ordinance : 
Ordinance providing for a change of grade at and 
near the intersection of Canal street and Wett 
Adams street, and authorizing the change of the 
pavement. 

Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. That the grade of West Adams street, 
upon the east side of the intersection of Canal 
street be, and the same is hereby ordered fixed at 
twenty-two feet above city base, and upon the west 
side thereof, at nineteen and one half feet, and that 
the grade of Canal street north and south of said 
intersection be made to slope in a regular grade of 
one foot in thirty, from the grade of the above in- 
tersection, as herein established, to meet the pres- 
ent grade of said street ; and that the grade of West 
Adams street be made to slope at a regular grade of 
one foot in twenty from the above intersection to 
meet the present grade of the street. 

Sec. 2. That the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby directed to raise the curb-walls, 
filling and paving to the grade, as established in 
section one hereof, and they are authorized to pay 
the expense of the same out of the appropriation 
fund of the city. 

Also, 

Aid. Campbell, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance vacating all 
the alleys in block 6 Ashland Addition to Chicago, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of 
the ordinance. 

Aid. Gill moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 



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[1870. 



REPORT OF COMMITTBB. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 
in Common Council assembled. 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom 
was referred an ordinance providing for the vaca- 
tion of all the alleys in block six (6), in Ashland 
Addition to Chicaeo, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report that your Committee 
find no objection to the vacation ; therefore your 
Committee would recommend the passage ot the 
accompanying ordinance. 

J. L. Campbell, 
w. woodard, 
James Walsh, 
P. B. Sheil, 
Ja?, J, McQrath, 
W. S. Powell. 

Committee. 

Jan. 31, 1870. 

The following is the report of the Board of Pub- 
lic Works : 

OrricB or the Board of Public Works, | 
Chicago, January 10, 1870. j 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

The Board of Public Works respectfully recom- 
mend the passage of the ordinance hereto ap- 
pended, providing for the vacation of all the alleys 
in block b, in Ashland Addition to Chicago. 

The recommendation for the above vacation is 
made in view of the fact, that the whole of said 
block 6 is owned by the party petitioning therefor, 
and that said vacation can in no way inconvenience 
the public. 

A plat showing said alleys proposed to be vaca- 
ted, is hereto attached. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. McArthur, 
W. H. Carter, 
R. Prindivillb, 
Board of Public Works. 
The following is the ordinance : 
An Ordinance providing for the vacation of all 
"he alleys in block 6 in Ashland Addition to 
Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. That all the alleys in block six (6) in 
Ashland Addition to Chicago, and as the same are 
shown on the plat hereto attached, be and the same 
are hereby ordered vacated. 

Also, 

Aid. Campbell,rof the same Committee, to whom 
had been referred a report and ordinance for vaca- 
ting all the alleys in block 11, Ashland Addition to 
Chicago, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Gill moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom 
was referred an ordinance providing for the vaca- 
tion of all the alleys in block eleven (11) m Ash- 
land Addition to Chicago, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report that your 
Committee find no objection to the vacation. 
Therefore your Committee would recommend the 
passage of the accompanying ordinance. 

J. L. Campbell, 

W. WOODARD, 

Chas. C. P. Holden, 

P. B. Sheil, 

Geo. Powell, 

J. Walsh, 

Jas. J. McGrath, 

Committee. 

Jan. 31, 1870. 



Ofpiob op the Board op Public Works, | 
Chicago, Jan. 17, 1870. f 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council a^ sembled : 

The Board of Public Works respectfully recom- 
mend the passage of the ordinance hereunto ap- 

ended, providing for the vacation of all alleys in 

lock 11, Ashland Addition to Chicago, providing 
a new alley, 16 feet wide, running north and south 
from West Tyler street to West Harrison street 
midway between Hermitage avenue and Wood 
street, be opened by the owner of said block ll,and 
a plat the . eof made and recorded dedicating the 
same for public use. 

The owner of said block 11 proposes to make a 
new subdivision of the same and change tne fronts 
of the lots in the W. H of said block to Wood street, 
and the change of the alley here recommended to 
be made is to accommodate the lots as resubdl- 
vided. 

A plat showing said alleys proposed to be vacated 
and the new alley proposed to be opened, is hereto 
attached. 

Respectfuly submitted, 
J. McArthtjr,* 
W. H. Carter, 
R. Prindiville, 
Board of Public Works- 

The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Providing for the vacation of alleys in block 11, 

Ashland Addition to Chicago. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 

of Chicago. 

Section 1. That all the alleys in block eleven 
(11,) Ashland Addition to Chicago, and as the same 
are shown on the plat, hereto attached, and marked 
B, be, and the same are hereby orderea, vacated. 
Provided., however, that this ordinance shall not 
take efi^ect until the owner of said block 11 shall 
plat ana record a new subdivision of he same, and 
shall therein make a new alley, 16 feet wide, run- 
ning north and south from West Tyler street to 
West Harrison street, midway between Hermitage 
avenue and Wood street, dedicating the same for 
public use, as the same is shown on the plat, hereto 
attached, and marked A. 

Also, 

Aid. Sheil, of the same Committee, to whom 
had been referred a resolution signed by Aid. 
Woodard and McCotter, in relation to.petitions tor 
street improvements submittea a report therein. 

Aid. Woodard submitted a minority report upon 
the same subject. 

Aid. Woodard moved that both reports be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the majority repori : 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision, to whom was referred the resolutions signed 
by Aldermen Woodar.^ and McCotter, reouiring. 
that in petitions for the paving of streets the own- 
ers of five eighths of proijert> abutting such Im- 
proveraents snail ask for the same, cfcc, having 
had the same under advisemeat, beg leave to re- 
po t adversely to the adoption of said resolutions. 

P. B. Sheil, 

Chas. C. P. Holdbn, 

P. J. HiCKET, 

Geo. Powell, 

WM. S. PoWEiL, 

James Walsh. 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division. 
The following is the minority report: 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To theJMayor and Alderman of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled. 

The minority of your Committee to whom 
was referred the communication and resolutions of 



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[1870. 



Aids, Woodard and McOotter, asking that the 
Board of Public Works be requested to refuse to 
consider any petition for street improvements not 
asked for by a majority of the property owners 
abutting on the line of said contemplated improve- 
ment, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report that we respectfully dissent from 
the conclusions of the majority of your Committee, 
and for the following reasons : 

1st. It is a safe principal to guide public officers 
that the will of the majority should control. 
It is proper to assume as a basis of action, that 
the people know what they want or need and are 
capable of asking for it. 

For public servants to attempt to force the tax- 
payers to pay for that which they do not want, and 
have not asked for, is an attempt to exalt the ser- 
vant above the master— to raise the stream above 
the fountain. 

2. Parties who are to pay for an improvement 
should have a voice in relation to the time and man- 
ner of making the same. 

Improvements to be paid for by special assess- 
ment, frequently greatly embarraes poor people. 

It is not a sufficient reply to urge that such im- 
provements are a good investment. 

Are the people prepared to make the investment ? 
Win they be compelled to mortgage at a great sacri- 
fice, and perhaps lose their premises? Marble 
fronts are good investments, but we cannot all af- 
ford to build them. Who is to judge of the ability 
of persons living on the line uf a contemplated im- 
provement to pay; we reply, the people themselves. 

3. If improvements are commenced only when 
asked for by a majority of the owners abutting it 
will save the expense of a large 
amount of surveying and clerical labor 
wasted by the Board of Public Works in the at- 
tempt to force upon the taxpayers what they do 
not want, and ultimately successfully resist. 

4. In a city where so much more is asked 
for than can be done, it is best to do the work 
where the people are willing to pay. 

5. The attempt to force the people to pay 
for that which they do not ask for or want, leads 
to litigation, and thereby entails useless expense 
upon the people and the city. 

6. There is a universal feeling in the com- 
munity that taxe? are too high. The present de- 
pression in business and the decrease in the price 
of labor should admonish us to make haste slow- 
ly," and order no improvements that are not abso- 
lutely demanded by the voice of the majority. This 
course will benefit those who desire to make in- 
vestments, and place the improvements where they 
will meet the least opposition. 

We, therefore, recommend the passage of the 
resolutions. 

Kespectfttlly, 

W. Woodard, Committee. 
Chicago, Feb. 14, 1870. 



Also, 

Aid. Campbell, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a petition of citizens to have the 
Collector stop tne collection of the special assess- 
ment for improving Park avenue, and a resolution 
directing such steps to be taken, together with the 
veto of tne Mayor thereon, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the papers be placed on file. 

Aid. Hahn moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alec, 

Aid. Hickey, of the same Committee, to whom 
had been referred the petition of L. B. Boomer and 
others, for the vacation of Lumber street, between 
Union and Halsted streets, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an accompanying ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

Aid. Schmtz demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the report was concurred in, and the ordinance 
passed by the following vote : 



Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy. Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
8. Powell, George Powell, Russell, Walsh, Wood- 
ard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sueil, 
Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt. Tyler, Schintz, Beng- 
ley. McCauley, Kehoe. Devine, Mr. President— 35. 

JVoes—Holden, Wiice— 2. 

The folio wit g is the ordinance as passed : 
An ordinance providing for the vacation of that 

part of Lumber street lying between the west line 

of Union street and the east line of Halsted street 

in the Weet Division. 
Be it enacted by the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago^ 

That the portion of Lumber street between the 
west line of Union street and the east line of Hal- 
sted street being in the northwest quarter of sec- 
tion 28, township 39, north range 14 east of Third 
Principal Meridian as the same is shown on the 
plat hereto attached be, and the same is hereby or- 
dered vacated. 

Also, 

Aid. Sheil, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on north side of Harbine street, from Lincoln 
street to Campbell street, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes- Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, HicKey. Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Sheil, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, 
Schintz, Bengley, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President— 37. 

i\ro(?«— None. 

Also, 

Aid. McGrath, of game Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on south side of North avenue, from the river to 
Ridgeville road, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Buehler moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W, 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Sheil, Buehler, McGrath. Schmidt, Tyler, 
Schintz, Bengley, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President— 37. 

Noes—J^OUQ. 

Also, 

Aid. McGrath, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for a sidewalk 
on east side of Ashland avenue, from Blackhawk 
street to North avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Sheil moved to concur in the report, and 
pasiB the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred m, and the ordinance passed by aves and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McA.voy^ Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hiliireth, W. 
S. Powell. George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Rus- 
sell, Walsh, Woodard,. McCotter, Robinson, 
Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Tyler, Schintz, Bengley, McCauley, Kehoe, De- 
vine, Mr. President— 37. 

JVi5«*— None. 



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Also, ] 

Aid. Sheil, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on both sides of Seymour street, from West Kinzie 
street to West Lake street, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Campbell moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in. and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy. Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell. Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Sheil, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, 
Schintz, Bengley, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President— 37. 

iVoes— None. 

Also, 

Aid. Sheil, of same Committee, to whom had been 
referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk on 
both sides of Robey street, from West Kinzie street 
to Hubbard street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of the orainance. 

Aid. Buehler moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes —Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill. Shell, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, 
Schintz, Bengley, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President— 37. 

i\rc»e«— None, 

Also, 

Aid. Campbell, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on south side of Wilcox street, from Western ave- 
nue to California street, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the ordinance. ' 

Aid. Robinson moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by aye? and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Trac^^y, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, 
W. a. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Rus- 
sell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson. Camp- 
bell, Gill, Sheil, Buehler, McGrat.h, Schmidt, Tyler, 
Schintz, Bengley, McCauley, iiehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President— 37. 

iVo«s— None. 

Aleo, 

Aid. Campbell, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on both sides of Southwestern avenue, from West 
Madison street to Robey street, submitted a report 
recommenaing the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Robinson moved lo concur in the repoit and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins. McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Sheil, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt. Tyler, 
Schintz, Bengley, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President— 37. 

Noes— None, 

Also, 

Aid Sheil, of same Committee, to whom had been 
referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk on 
east side of Burlington street, from Sixteenth 



street to Eighteenth street, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. G. Powell moved to concur in the report, 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S, rowell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Ruusell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Sheil, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler. 
Schintz, Bengley, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President— 37. 

Noes— 'None. 

Also, 

Aid. Woodard, of same Committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on east side of Ada street, from Hubbard street to 
West Kinzie street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. McCotter moved to concur in the report,and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes ana 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy. Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt. Tyler, 
Schintz, Bengley, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President— 37. 

Noes— None. 

Aid. Tyler moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid, Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Dixon, Calkins, McAvoy, 
Whitaker, Hickey, Batterman, Buehler, Schmidt, 
Tyler, Schintz, Bengley, Kehoe— 14. 

iVo«s— Donnellan, Hahn, Montgomery, Daggy, 
Heenan, Tracer, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Grath, McCauley, Devine, Mr. President— 33. 

POLICE. 

Aid. W. S. Powell, of the Committee on Police, 
to whom had been referred the petition of James 
TJpton and Henry Baude to have a fine of five dol- 
lars and costs refunded to each of them, submittea 
a report recommending the passage of an accom 
panying order. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the report was concurred in, and the order passed 
by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy. Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell. Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Sheil. Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, 
Schintz, Bent ley, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President— 37. 

iV^oes— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is here- 
by ordered to refund the fines collected at the 
South Division Police Court, Feb.lO, 1870, of James 
TJpton and Henry Baude for disorderly conduct. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the draft of an ordinance to regulate the hacks, 
&c., at the Wells street depot, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Devine moved to waive the engrossment of 
the ordinance, and demanded the ayes and noes. 



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The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkinp, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Woodard, McOoiter, 
Robinson, (Campbell, Gill, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Tyler, Schintz, Bengley, McCauley, De- 
vine, Mr, President— 32. 

iVoes— Holden, Wilce, RuseeM, Walsh, Kehoe— 5. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the ordinance be 
passed, and demanded ihe ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance was 
passed by the following vote : 

AT/es— Somere, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Shell, Buehler. McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, 
Schintz, Bengley, McCauley, Kehoe, Devme, 
Mr, President— 36. 

Noes— 'None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Common 
Council of the City of Chicago, That ail hackney 
coaches, omnibuses, cabs, and other vehicles, 
while waiting for passengers from the wells street 
depot of the Chicago and Northwestern railway, 
shall stand upon^the south side of Kinzle street, 
west of Wells street, and east and west of the en- 
trance to said depot rom Kinzie street ; and the 
drivers of such hackney coaches, omnibuses, cabs, 
and other vehicles shall remain and stand within 
twenty feet of their respective vehicles. 

Sec. 2. Any person who shall violate any or 
either of the provibions of this ordinance, or any 
section, clatise or provision, or any section thereof, 
or who shall negl< ct or fail to comply with any or 
either of the requirements thereof, shall, on con- 
viction, pay a fine of notices than five dollars nor 
more than one hundred dollars, and shall forfeit 
his license. 

Aid. Tyler moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

^^es— Somers, Dixon, Hahn, Calkins, McAvoy, 
Whitaker, Batterman, George Powell, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Tyler, Bengley, Kehoe— 13. 

iVoes— Donnellan, Montgomery, Daggy, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, Holden, 
Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robin- 
son, Campbell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, Schintz, Mc- 
Cauley, Devine, Mr. President- 23. 

POLICE. 

Aid. W. S. Powell, of the Committee on Police, 
to whom had been referred the petition of express- 
men to have the south side oi Randolph street, op- 
posite the Court-House, declared aii express stand, 
submitted a report adverse to the prayer of the 
petition, and recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying ordinance. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the report be laid over 
and publiibhed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Police, to whom was referred 
the petition of expressmen asking that an ordinance 
be passed allowing them the privilege of standing 
on the south side of Randolph street, opposite 
Court-House square, having had tne same under 
advisement, beg leave to report, not advisable in 
their opiniou to allow them the aforesaid privilege, 
but have agreed to report that the following or- 
dinance, allowing them certain other privileges, be 
passed, 

W. S. Powell, 
A DixoN, 
James McCattlet, 

Committee. 

The following is the ordinance : 



AN ORDINANCR 
In relation to express wagons. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

That all licensed express wagons be, and they 
are hereby, authorized to stand and remain upon the 
streets in front of any and all business lots or 
blocks within the city; 

Provided, That a space of at least twelve feet shall 
be left open and unoccupied from the sioewalk 
to the street, in front of the main entrance to all 
buildings occupied for business purposes, in or up- 
on which no express wagon shall stand except for 
the purpose of taking in or allowing passengers to 
emerge, or for the purpose of loading or unloading 
some article or thing in front of said building : and 
provided, that the drivers of all express wagons 
shall, when requested so to do, move their wagons 
from the place where they may stand, so ss to al- 
low any carriage or vehicle to approach the side- 
walk in front of any such building to discharge or 
take in any person or thing which it may be neces- 
sary or which the driver thereof may be requested 
to take or receive on board of said hack or express 
wagon. Any person violating this ordinance shall 
be fined in a sum not exceeding twenty-five dollars, 
to be sued for and collected in the usual manner 
required or provided for by the ordinances of this 
city. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Kehoe demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 

^?/es— Somers, Dixon, Montgomery, McAvoy, 
Whitaker, Heenan, Batterman, George Powell, 
Russell, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, 
Schintz~15. 

iVocs— Donnellan, Hahn, Calkins, Daggv, Tracey, 
Hickey, Hildreth. W. S. Powell, Holden, Wilce, 
Walsh. Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine— 20. 

Aid. W. S. Powell, of the Committee on Police, 
to whom had been referred the petition of citizens 
asking for the abatement of a nuisance caused by 
offal irom Kennedy's packing house, submitted a 
report recommending that the petition be referred 
to the Board of Public Works, with power to act. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Hahn demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 

J.yes— Dixon, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
Robinson, Shell, Schintz— 7. 

iVoes— Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, 
Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, 
Gill, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Bengley, 
McCauley, Kehoe, Devme.— 28. 

LICENSES. 

Aid. Whitaker, of the Committee on Licenses, to 
whom had been referred the petition of T. S. 
Ballcher for a free peddlers' license, submitted a 
report recommending that the prayer of the petition 
be granted. 

Aid. Schintz moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of John Hughes for a free peddlers' 
license, submitted a report recommending that the 
prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Donnellan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of Rahmiel Raffalowitch tor a free oed- 
dlers' license, submitte'd a report recommending 
that the prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Hahn moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the petltiQU of Michael *^ain for a free peddlers' 
license, submitted a report recommending that a 
license for six months be granted him. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. W. S.Powell moved that the Council do 
BOW adjourn, and demanded the ayes and noes. 
The motion was lost by the following vote : 
Ayes— Dixon, Hickey, Baiterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Robinson, Shell, Schintz 
—9 

iVoes— Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvov, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey. Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
Me Hotter, Campbell. Gill. Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Tyler, Bengley, McCauley, Kehoe, De- 
vine, Mr. President— 27. 

HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 

Aid. Hildreth, of the Committee ©n Harbor and 
Bridges, to whom had been referred the resolution 
in relation to designating places on the river where 
unloaded canal boats can lie, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompanying or- 
der. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 
in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Harbor and Bridges to whom 
was referred a resolution presented by Aid. Mc- 
Cauley in relation to designating some place on 
the Chicago river for unloading canal boats, having 
had the same under advisement beg leave to report 
that they considered that it was a matter which 
directly interested the Chicago Board of Trade, 
and knowing that if it was practicable to comply 
with the demands of the resolution, that the Direct- 
ors ot the Board would assist m arranging some 
method that would be of advantage to the commer- 
cial interests of the city of Chicago. In consider- 
ation of the circumstances as stated above, your 
Committee notified the President and Directors of 
the Board of Trade, and invited a representation of 
the same to meet your Committee After careful 
consideration, your Committee would respectfully 
recommend the past^age of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, 
and they are hereby, directed to instr act the Har- 
bor Master to keep clear from unloaded canal boais 
all that portion of the Chicago river west of Wells 
street, north of Randolph street, and south of Kin- 
zie street. All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. H. Hildreth, 
Rich. Sombbs, 
K. G. Schmidt. 
Committee on Harbor and Bridges. 
Chicago, Feb. 21,1870. 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Aid. Buehler, of the Committee on Public Build- 
ings, to whom had been referred the communica- 
tion of Prof. « afford in relation to establishing a 
standard time for the city, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the subject be referred to the 
Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Donnellan moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Jollowing is the report : 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Citv of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Public Buildings, to whom 
was referred the communication of Prof. Safford in 
relation to establishing a standard time in the city 
of Cnicago by means of a connection with the Dear- 



born Observatory ; and also the report of the Com- 
mittee on Public Buildings of the old Council, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, oeg leave tore- 
port that in the opinion of your Committee the ir- 
regularity of time to which th.- people of the city of 
Chicago are subjected.demands the immediate in- 
troduction of some system by which a reliable 
standard of time may be obtained. 

Your Committee find that by the system offered 
by Prof. Safford no expense would be in- 
curred by the city for establishing 
and erecting the same. The only expenditure re- 
quired would be about $1,000 per year for its main- 
tenance, and this amount could be saved from the 
Police and Fire Department Funds, as then the 
two watchmen now kept in the Court-House chiefly 
to strike the hours, could be detailed for other 
duty. 

Your Committee, therefore, recommend that the 
whole matter be referred to the Board of Public 
Works, with instructions to enter into a contract 
with the Executive Board of the Astronomical So- 
ciety to establish a standard time for the city, in 
accordance with the proposition made by Prof. Saf- 
ford in his communication to your honorable body. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

John Buehler, 
B. F. Russell, 
Arthur Dixon, 

Committee. 

Also. 

Of same Commiitee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of W. K. McAllister and others in rela- 
tion to the location of the Recorder's Court room in 
the new City Hall, submitted a report adverse to 
the Pprayer of the petition, and asKing to be dis- 
charged from further consideration of the sub- 
ject. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. , 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred 
the resolution offered bv Aid. Hahn in relation to 
rooms for the Counfil in the new City Hall, sub- 
mitted a report stating that rooms had been provi- 
ded, and recommended that they be preserved for 
that purpose. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

By consent. Aid. Campbell presented a draft of 
an ordinance to repeal an ordinance for planking 
an alley in the S. H B. 51, sec. 7, 39, 14, which, on 
his motion, was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary, 

By consent. Aid. Schintz presented a petition 
for water pipe on Dickson street, which, on his 
motion, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

By consent, A.d. Woodard presented the petition 
of Thos. McNamara, to have the city pay a voucher 
given as payment for property taken for opening 
West Adams street, which, on his motion was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Tracey moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Hildreth demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somer8, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn. Calk- 
ins, McAvoy, Daggy. Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, 
Hickey, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCot- 
ter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Bengley, McCauley, lievine, Mr. 
President— 31. 

iV"06S— Montgomery, Hildreth, McGrath, Tyler, 
Kehoe— 5. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 
City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Prese^— Aid. Cox, Somers. Donnellan, Dixon, 
Hahn, :ffiontgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, 
Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, 
Hlldreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell, HoMen, 
Wilce, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, 
Campbell, Gill, Shell, McGraih, Schmidt, Tyler, 
Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, Mc- 
Canlev, Kehoe, Devine, ana Mr. President. 

Absent— Aid. Bussell and Buehler. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Carney moved that the minutes of the regu- 
lar meeting held Feb. 28 be approved without being 
read. 

The motion prevailed. 

VETO MBSSA&E. 

The Clerk presented the following veto message 
from His Honor the Mayor : 

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common 
Council: 

I return without my approval, the matter of the 
petition of Wm. Schott to sell horses at auction 
upon the street. 

It appears to me that there should be some ordi- 
nance or resolution accompanying the report of the 
Committee, so that it might definitely appear what 
action has been had by the Council in the matter. 
In the present case, William Schott petitions for 
consent of the Council to sell horses and goods at 
auction m the street, at No. 41 Market street. The 
Committee report in favor of granting him license 
to sell on Randolph street. The Council concur in the 
report, and I am unable to decide whether the party 
la to have permission to sell upon Market or upon 
Randolph street. Had the Committee reported a 
resolution giving the party a license to sell at any 
particular place, this confusion would have been 
obviated. 

I am also of the opinion that the license or per- 
mission should not be granted. If such permission 
is granted to one it should be to others who would 
undoubtedly apply for such permission, and the 
permission thus granted would obstruct the pass- 
age in streets to such an extent as to soon become 
a nuisance to the citizens. 

Very respectfully submitted. 

R. B. Mason, Mayor. 



Aid. Hoiden moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the report of the Committee on Markets on 
the petition of Wm. Schott was concurred in. 

Aid. Hahn demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed, by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Tracey, 
Hickey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Hoiden, Wilce, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robin- 
son, Campbell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Berger, 
Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCanley, Ke- 
hoe, Devine, Mr. President— 34. 

Noes— ^ one. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the veto of the Mayor 
and the report of the Committee be referred to the 
Committee on Markets. 

The motion peevailed. 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

Petition of citizens for the opening of Noble 
street, from. North avenue to Elston, road was, on 
motion of Aid. McGrath, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works, with the 
request that they present an ordinance as prayed 
for. 

Petition of citizens for a sidewalk on Commercial 
street, from North avenue to Waubansia avenue, 
was, on motion of Aid. McGrath, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works, with the 
request that they present an ordinance as prayed 
for. 

Petition of M. D. Gilman to be refunded a special 
assessment for improving the alley running north 
and south in B. 5, Frac. Sec. 15 Addition to Chi- 
cago, was, on motion of Aid. Montgomery, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of John H. Merker for release from a 
bail bond, was, on motion of Aid. Calkins, 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of George Poppers for a free pawnbrok- 
er's license, was, on motion of Aid. Dixon, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of James McEwen for a free night 
scavenger's license, was, on motion of Aid. Dixon. 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of O. M. Freidenburg for a free license, 
was, on motion of Aid. Donnellan, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 



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Petition of M. Eisenberp for a free peddler's 
license, wae, on motion of Aid. Donnellan, 
Keferred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Owen McCarty for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Walsh, 
Keierred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Petition of I. Eagolsky for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was, on motion of Aid. Hahn, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Mrs. Mary Buckley for a free saloon 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Daggy, 
Relerred to Committee on Licenses 

Petition of property owners on Pine street to 
have said street kept open and maintained as a 
public highway, was, on motion of Aid. Dixon. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys 
N. D. 

Petition of citizens for the extension of Henry 
street to Morgan street, was, on motion of Aid. W. 
S. Powell, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

A!d. W. S. Powell presented a resolution in rela- 
tion to the opening of Henry street, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The lollowing is the resolution as adopted : 
Eesolxed. Thf t tne Board of Public Works be, 
and they are hereby, ordered to report an ordinance 
opening Henry street through to Morgan street, at 
the next regular meeting of this Council. 

Petition of property owners on Blue Island 
avenue to have said avenue pared fiom Twelfth 
street to Center avenue, was, on motion of Ald.^W. 
S. Powell, 

JReferred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. W. S. Powell presented a resolution in rela- 
tion to paving Blue Islano avenue, from Twelfth 
street to Center avenue, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, 
and are hereby, ordered to prepare an ordinance 
for the fllliEg, grading, curbing, and paving with 
wooden block pavement, of Blue Island avenue, 
from Twelfth street to the south line of the inter- 
section of Blue Island avenue ana Center avenue. 

Petition of citizens for a sidewalk on Arnold street, 
from Douglas place to Egan avenue, was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Tracey, 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of George I. Benjamin to be refunaed 
moneys expended by him in arresting a horse thief, 
was. o'n motion of Aid. Dixon. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of H. C. Badeau and others for a side- 
walk on both sides of Prairie avenue, between 
Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth streets, was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Daggy. 

Referred to the Board of Public Works, with the 
request that they grant the prayer of the petition. 

Petition of T. C. Hill and others _for an alley 
through a part of Block 4 in Ellis' west Addition 
to Chicago, wa?, on morion of Aid. Daggy, 

Referred to the Board of Publ c Work^, with the 
request that they grant the prayer of the petition. 

Petition of Michael O'Neill and others for water 
pipe on Kay avenue, between Kankakee and 
Praiiie avenues, was. on motion of Aid. Daggy, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works, with the 
request that they grant the prayer of the petition. 

Petition of citizens for sidewalk on east side of 
Wood street and south side of Clayton street from 
Wood ?treet to Paulina street, was, on motion of 
Aid. McGrath. 

Referred to the Board of Pablic Works. 



Petition of citizens for the establishment of ex- 
press stands, was, on motion of Aid. Dixon, 
Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Petition of A. T. Stickney for compensation for 
damages sustained on account of a defective side- 
walk, corner of Orohard street and Belden avenue, 
was, on motion oi Aid. Schmidt, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Ann McDonald for compensation for 
damages to horse by falling through a hole in Lake 
street bridge, was, ©n motion of Aid. Sheil, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Remonstrance of citizens against granting per- 
mission to sell horses at auction on Market street, 
was, on motion of Aid. Dixon. 

Referred to Committee on Markets. 

Petition ot Andrew Kelley asking for the can- 
cellation of a tax sale, was, on motion of Aid. 
Hold en. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of M. Munzer for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was, on motion of Aid. Holden, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Remonstrance of I. W. Dean and others against 
widening Douglas place, was, on motion of Aid. 

Calkins, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

Remonstrance against opening a new street be- 
tween Wells and Franklin and Schiller and North 
avenue, was, on motion of Aid. Schmidt, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division. 

Remonstrance against fi.lling and macadamizing, 
Larrabee street, from Chicago avenue to Clybourn 
avenue, was, on motion of Aid. Schmidt, 

Referred to Committer on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division. 

Remonstrance of property owners against the 
widening of Wesson street, was, on motion of Aid. 
Schmidt, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys 
North Division. 

Aid. Woodard presented a communication cov- 
ering a resolution requesting the Board of Educa- 
tion to prepare plans for a school building on the 
corner of Morgan and Erie streets, which, on his 
motion, was 

Referred to the Board of Education. 

Petition of citizens for a sewer in Elizabeth 
street, from Indiana street to Kinzie street, was, on 
motion of Aid. Dixon, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Remonstrance of citizens against planking the 
alley between Noble and Armour, Hubbard and In- 
diana streets, was, on motion of Aid. Woodard, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Petition of James Floed for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Daggy, 
Referred to Committee on Licensee. 

Petition of the Excelsior Fire Extinguisher and 
Gas Motor Company to have their machines placed 
in the public buildings oelonging to the city of 
Chicago, was, on motion of Aid. Carney. 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Petition of H. Mullaley for a free peadler's li- 
cense, was, on motion of Aid. Daggy, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of A. Brueck for a free peddler's license, 
was, on motion of Aid. Daggy, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses, 



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Petition of James Maloney for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Hildreth, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Hildretti presented a preamble and resola- 
tion in relation to charges of cruelty against the 
assistant Bridewell- keeper, Mr. Moyuahan, which, 
on motion of Aid. Shell, was 

Referred lo Committee on Bridewell. 

Petition of Margaret Downey for a free peddler s 
licen<>e, was, on motion of Aid. Daggy, 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Edward C. Brennan and Patrick Cor- 
coran for appointment as City Weighers, was, on 
motion of Aid. Carney, 

Referred to Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order in relation to 
the opening of Canal street, ana meved its pas- 
sage. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, 
and they are hereby directed to report an ordinance 
to this Council, as early as practicable, in accord- 
ance with a report of the Joint Committee on 
Streets and Alleys of the South and West Divis- 
ions, in relation to the report of the Board of Public 
Works, opening Canal street, passed the Council 
May 3, 1869. 

Aid. Tracey presented an order for a sidewalk on 
Thirtieth street, which, on his motion, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Cox presented a commnnication covering a 
resolution in relation to the $200,000 held in trust 
by Walter Kimball on account of the Lake 
front, &c. 

Ala, Calkins moved that the communication be 
referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 
The motion prevailed. 

Commnnication from Albert Wisner, offering to 
pay the city $256 for a fence standing on N. W. 
B. 6 H. O. Stone's Addition to Chicago, was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Hahn, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Communication of citizens relative to a suit pend- 
ing against an officer employed by the Boara of 
Public WorKs, was, on motion of Aid. Dixon, 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

Aid. Robinson presented a communication cover- 
ing a resolution in relation to taking a census of 
the city of Chicago, which, on motion of Aid. Camp- 
bell, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Robinson -presented a communication cov- 
ering a draft of an ordinance to provide for the 
sprinkling of the improved streets by the city, &c., 
which, on motion of Aid. Dixon, was 

Referred to the Joint Committee on Streets ana 
Alleys of the three divisions of the city. 

Remonstrance of citizens against the assessment 
for improving Archer avenue, from Ogden slip to 
Halsted street, was, on motion of Aid. Heenan, 

Referred to Committee on Local Assessments. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Lncian 
Summerfield, as special constable, which, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Dixon, was 

Approved, 

Also, 

The official bond of Albert H. Toebleman, as spe- 
cial constable, which, on motion of Aid. Walsh, was 
Approved. 

Aid. Daggy presented an order directing the con- 
struction of a sewer on Vincennes road, Wahpanseh 



avenue and Langley street, which, by direction of 
the Presiding Officer, was 
Referreato the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Hahn presented a resolution asking the 
Board of Public Works to report back to this Coun- 
cil the petition of property owners for wooden 
block pavement on Prairie avenue, which, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Calkins, was 

Laid on the table. 

Aid. W, 8. Powell presented a resolution in rela- 
tion to the vacation of Wright street, west of Henry 
street, which, on motion of Aid. Woodard, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Woiks, 

Aid. Campbell presented a resolution in relation 
to grading Tyler street, between Kobey street and 
Southwestern plank road, which, on motion of Aid. 
Hildreth, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works, 

Aid. Campbell presented a resolution in relation 
to grading Rockwell street, from Madison street to 
Twelfth street, which, on motion of Aid. Robinson, 
was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works, 

Aid. Campbell presented a resolution in regard 
to opening Washington street from Stanton street 
to California street, which, on motion of Aid, Rob- 
inson, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works, 

Aid. Gill presented a resolution for sidewalks on 
Fulton, David, Diller. and Seymour streets, which, 
on motion of Aid. Campbell, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Campbell presented a resolution for side 
walk on Washington and Warren streets, which, on 
motion of Aid. Gill, was 

Referred to the Board of l-ublic Works. 

Aid. Campbell presanted a resolution for water- 
pipe on Leavitt street, from Monroe to Van Buren 
streets, which, on motion of Aid. Robinson, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Daggy presented an order fixing the rates 
to be paid for the city printing at the same rate paid 
during the past four years. 

Aid. McCotter moved to amend the order by re- 
ducing the rates twenty per cent. 

Aid. Kehoe moved to lay the amendment of Aid. 
McCotter on the table. 

Aid, Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion of Aid, Kehoe was lost by the follow- 
ing vote : 

J.2/es— Somers, Calkins, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Woodard, Campbell. Shell, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Carney, Herting, 
Kehoe, Devine— 16. 

iVoes— Cox, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Montgom- 
ery, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, 
Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, Holden, Wilce, 
Walsh, McCotter, Robinson, Gill, Bengley, McCau- 
ley. Mr. President— 23. 

The question being on the amendment of Aid . 
McCotter, Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and 
noes, and the amendment was lost by the follow- 
ing vote : 

^yes— Somers, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Pow- 
ell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Walsh, Wood- 
ard, McCotter, Campbell, Schintz, Bengley, Mc- 
Cauley— 14. 

iVoes— Cox, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Montgom- 
ery, Calkins. McAvoy, Baggy. Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, Robinson, Gill, Shell, McGrath, 
Schmidt. Tyler, Berger, Carney, Herting, Kehoe, 
Devine, Mr. President— 24, 

Aid. Daggy moved that the order be passed, and 
demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote ; 

Ayes—Gox, Donnellan. Dixon, Hahn, Montgom- 
ery, Calkins, McAvoy. Daggy. Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, Robinson, Gill, Shell, McGrath, 



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Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Carney, Herting, Kehoe, 
Devine, Mr. President— 24. 

jVoes— Somers, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Pow- 
ell, George Powell. Holden, Vvilce, Walsh, Wood- 
ard, McCotter, Campbell, Schintz, Bengley, Mc- 
Cauley— 14. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered^ That the city printing be and the same 
is hereby fixed at the same rate paid daring the 
past four years, and to continue at that rate until 
the price lor composition is reduced below fifty 
cents per thousand ems, in which event the Council 
reserves the right to change the rates. 

Aid. McCauley presented a resolution calling for 
information from the School Agent in relation to 
school laws. 

Ala. Woodard moved that the resolution be 
adopted. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted. 

Jiesolved, That the School Agent of the city of 
Chicago be requested, and is hereby directed, to 
make out a full and complete list in detail of all 
school lands and property belonging to the school 
fund of Chicago ; to state what lands are leased, 
with date of each lease, and to whom leased ; for 
what term ot years, with valuation of each piece at 
the time lease was made, and rental per year to be 
charged during first five years of lease ; also, all 
such other information and suggestions as he may 
deem necessary to furnish for the consideration of 
this Council in regard to the school property of the 
city of Chicago, and to report the same to this Coun- 
cil at its next regular meeting. 

Aid. McGrath presented a resolution in relation 
to sewerage in the Fifteenth Ward, which, by direc- 
tion of the Presiding Officer, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. McGrath presented a resolution in relation 
to certain improvements, and moved its adoption. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Hesolved, That the Board of Public Works be, 
and they are hereby, required to prepare and sub- 
mit ordinances to this Council, at their earliest 
convenience, for the straightening,Sgrading and wi- 
dening of Elston road, Irom Milwaukee avenue to 
North avenue ; for grading Rawson street, from 
Mc Henry street to Fleetwood street; for extend- 
ing the same from Fleetwood street to the North 
Branch of the Chicago River; for a sidewalk on 
the west side of Fleetwood street, from North ave- 
nue to Blackhawk street ; and for a sidewalk on the 
north side of Blanche street, from McHenry street 
to Elston road. 

Communication from Robert Lincoln and S. E. 
Loring in relation to the property known as the 
Ira Jndd tract, was, on motion of Aid. Schintz, 

Referred to committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds. 

Aid. Campbell presented a resoiution in relation 
to the proposed tunnel and pumping works for the 
West Division, and moved its adoption. 

Aid. Holden moved that the resolution be re 
ferred to the Board of Public Works 

The presiding officer ruled that the resolution 
must be so referred. 

Aid. Campbell appealed from the ruling of the 
Chair. 

The question being, " Shall the Chair be sus- 
tained," Aid. Campbell demanded the ayes and 
noes, and the Chair was sustained by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W, 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden. Wilce, Walsh, 
Woodard, Robinson, Gill, Sheil, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Car- 
ney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine— 34. 

A^oes— Dixon, McCotter, Campbell— 3. 



So the resolution was referred to the Board of 
Public Works. 

REPORTS OP CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Comptroller presented his statement of 
the receiots and expenditures of the city of Chicago 
during the month of January, 1870, which on mo- 
tion of Aid. Calkins was 

Placed on file. 

The Counsel to the Corporation presenteri a re- 
port on the draft of an ordinance in relation to the 
appraisal of school lands. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the ordinance be 
amended by striking out of Sec. 3 the words " and 
only acted upon at a subseqaent regular meeting, 
and no appraisal shall be regarded as complete un- 
til approved by a majority of said Council,'' ana to 
insert as Sec. IV. the following ; Sec. IV. In all 
leases of school or city property hereafter made it 
shall be provided that tbe appraisers, theiein 
provided for, shall make a detailed report of their 
action to the City Clerk, who shall lay the same 
before the Common Council at its next regular 
meeting. Said Council shall cause the same to be 
published and only acted upon at a subsequent 
meeting, and no appraisal shall be regarded as 
final and complete until approved by a majority of 
said Council." And also that Sec. 4 be designated 
as Sec. 5 and Sec. 5 as Sec. 6. 

The amendment prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, Georere Powell, Holden, Wilce, 
Walsh, Woodard, MeCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill. Shell, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, 
Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 38. 

iVoes— None. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the ordinance as 
amended be referred to the Clerk for eDgrossment. 
The motion prevailed. 

RECONSIDERATION OF VOTE. 

Aid. Dixon moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance regulating the hacks at the 
Wells street depot, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the ordinance be referred 
to the Corporation Council. 
The motion prevailed. 

SUSPENSION ©F THE RULES. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking up the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on the ordinance repealing the 
ordinance for planking the alley in block 57, sec 
tion 7, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, 
Sheil, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt. Tyler, Schintz, 
Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe. De- 
vine, Mr. President— 38. 

iV06s— None. 

Aid. Schintz presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on the draft of an ordinance 
repealing the ordinance and annulling the assess- 
ment for planking the alley running east and west 
through S. Yi B. 51, Sec. 7. 

Aid. Campbell moved to concur in the report, 
and pass the ordinance, and demanded the ayes 
and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote ; 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Walsh, 
Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Schintz, Bengley, Carney. 
Herting, KehoQ, Devine, Mr. President— 35. 

iVO(?«— Woodard, McCotter. McCauley— 3. 



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The following is the ordinance ae pasped. 
Be it ordained by the Common Coxincil of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. That the t rdinance passed by the 
Common Council. Ana:. 19, 1869, providina: for the 
planking the alley running east and west through 
The south half of hiock fifiy-one (51), section seveu 
(7), township thirty-nine (39), north range ifourteen 
east of the (3) third p. m., be and the same is hereby 
repealed, and that the assessment made under it 
and by authority of said ordinance, and con- 
firmed by the Council Sept. 20, iS69, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Sec. 2. The Comptroller is hereby ordered to re- 
fund to the parties paying the same anv money 
there may have been collected on account of said 
assessment. 

RECONSIDERATION OF VOTE. 

Aid. Holden moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the resolution directing the North Chicago 
City Railway Company to remove their track from 
North State and Michigan streets, was adopted. 

Aid. Schintz moved to lay the motion to recon- 
sider on the table. 

Aid Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion of Aid. Schintz prevailed by the follow- 
ing vote : 

Ayes— Cos.^ Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Dagtjy, Whitaker. 
Tracey, Hickey, W. S. rowell, Robinson, 



Gill, Shell, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, 
Schintz, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Ke- 
hoe. Devine— 27. 

iVoes— Heenan, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, 
Walsh, Woodard, IVlcCotter-7. 

REPORT OF CITY OFFICERS RESUMED. 
The Corporation Counsel submitted a report on 
the draft of the ordinance regulating the sale of 
chloroform. 

Aid. Heenau moved to refer the ordinance to the 
Clerk for engrossment 
The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Cox moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Cox, Donnellan, Dixon, Whitaker,Heenan, 
Hickey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, Holden, Wilce, 
Robinson, Gill. McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, 
Hercing, McCauiey, Kehoe, uievine— 20. 

iVoes— Hahn. Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, 
Daggy. Tracey, George Powell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McCotter, Campbell, Sheil, Bengley, Carney— 14. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present— ^omers^ DonneUan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Caiklns, McAvoy, Daggy, Wnitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey. Hickey, dildreth, W. S, 
Powell, George Fowell, Holden, Wilce, Russell- 
Walsh. Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Gill, Shell, 
Bnehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler. Berger, Beng, 
ley. Carney, Hertlng, McCauley, Kehoe, Deyine. 
and Mr. President. 

Absent — Cox, Robinson, and Schintz. 

MINUTES. 

Aid, Daggy moved that the minutes of the regu- 
lar meeting, held Marcli 7, 1870. be approved with- 
out being read. The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hblden moved that the Clerk be instructed 
to transfer a saloon license for R. M. Rigby from 109 
S. Halsted street toll« S. Halsted street. 

The motion prevailed. 

COMMUNICATION rROM THE MAYOR. 

The Clerli presented the following communica- 
tion from His Honor the Mayor. 

Chicago, Mavh 14. 
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common 

Council : 

The petition herewith presented for the enforce- 
ment of all laws requiring saloons to be closed on 
the Sabbath, signed by a large number of the citi- 
zens of Chicago (said to be 22,006), being addressed 
to the Mayor, Common Council and Police Commis- 
sioners, I deem it my duty to refer it to your honor- 
able body for such action as you may deem wise and 
expedient. 

It was presented to me on the 28th ult., and on 
that occasion I stated to the gentlemen presenting 
it, that in my opinion the authority of the Mayor 
in tlie premises extended no further than to revoke 
the licenses of parties of whose violation of the 
ordinances referred to in the petition he had satis- 
factory evidence . 

The large number of signatures to the petition, 
and the importance of its subject matter, entitle it 
to that careful consideration which I am sure it will 
receive from your honorable body. 
Very respectfully submitted, 

R. B. Mason. Mayor. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the communication of 
His Honor the Mayor and the petition, be referred 
to the Committee on Police. 

The motion prevailed. 



COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY CLERK. 

The City Clerk presented the following comma 
nication : 

OiTT Clerk's Office, ) 
Chicago, March 10, 1870. j 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 
in Common Council assembled : 
I respectfully report that I have this day re 
ferred to the Committee on Police a petition from 
hackmen for hack stand on Randolph street, as 
provided by Rule No. 43 of the rules" and order of 
business adopted Jan. 17. 

C. T. HOTCHKI8«, 

City Clerk. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the communication be 
accepted and placed on file. 
The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OP CITY OFFICERS. 

The Board of Health presented a report in rela- 
tion to the violation of the provisions of section 2 
of chapter 27 of the Revised Ordinance, which, on 
motion of Aid. Dixon, was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

The City Physician presented a report in relation 
to providing suitable clothing for the inmates of 
the Bridewell, which, on motion of Aid. Woodard, 
was 

Relerred to the Mayor and Comptroller, with 
power to act. 

The City Comptroller presented his monthly re- 
port of ihe receipts and expenditures of the city of 
Chicago for the month of February, 1870, which, on 
motion of Aid. Calkins, was 

Placed on file. 

The Board of Police Commissioners presented a 
report declining to appoint Kdward Jennins>-8 a 
special policeman, and giving their reasons there- 
for, which was, on motion of Aid. Woodard, 

Placed on file. 

Also, 

A report in relation to an error in the printed 
Council Proceedings, which, on motion of Aid. 
Schmidt, was 

Placed on file. 

■(. The Corporation Counsel and City Attorney pre- 
sented a report on the re^■olution iu relation to fix- 
ing the salaries of certain city officers, which, on 
motion of Aid. Woodard, was ordered to be 



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Published and recommitted to Law Department- 
with inir'tructif na to prepare an ordinance includ, 
ing the Bridewell keeper in its provisions. 

The following are the report and ordinance : 
Law Department, j 
Chicago, Feb. 15, 1870. f 
To the Common Council : 

'I he two resolutions m regard to hxing the salar- 
ies of certain city officers, referred by your honorable 
body to the law department, " to report ordinance 
to carry Into effect the reform contemplated by the 
resolutions, and to report recommendations to the 
Council,'"'' have been duly considered by the under- 
signed. I am of opinion that it would not be good 
policy to fix the salaries ol these officers, allow 
tbem to take such salaries out of the fees attached, 
and provide that the excess shall be paid into the 
City Treasury, as contemplated by the resolution, 
for the reason that after collecting sufficient fees 
to pay the salarv, the officer would not have any 
pecuniary interest or incentive to collect the bal- 
ance, or excess of fees. If the city fixes a salary to 
these offices, it will be liable for the payment of 
the same, whether sufficient fees are collected or 
not. While not wishing to intimate that those offi- 
cers would not do their duty under any ordinance 
that might be passed, it appears to me that it 
would be good policy to Tiake their pay depend to 
a large extent upon fees collected. 

I have therefore drawn, and submit herewith, an 
ordinance which, when filled up, will answer for all 
the officers named except the Bridewell-keeper. 
He receives no fees, and his profits, I understand, 
are made by hip feeding the prisoners, and running 
the Bridewell for less than the amount allowed him 
by the ordinances therefor. I understand that some 
radical chaneres in the management of the Bride 
well are contemplated, and I submit whether it 
would not be advisable to defer action in regard to 
the office of Bridewell-keeper for the present. 

I wou'd smuggest that the salaries be fixed at low 
rates, leaving the officers to look principally to 
their per centage of fees for their remuneration. 

I have not included in the draft of the ordinance 
submitted any other officers than those named in 
the resolutions, but others can be included if the 
Council desire so to do. M. P Tulbt, 

Corporation Counsel. 

I concur in the foregoing opinion and recom- 
mendations. I. N. Stiles, 

City Attorney. 

The following is the ordinance : 
Ordinance fixing the salaries and prescribing the 

duties of certain officers therein named. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section I. That the salaries of the following 
named officers of said citv be hereby fixed as fol- 
lows, to wit : Cir.y Weighers, each, % per an- 
num ; Inspector of Steam Boilers, S per an- 
num ; Oillnspector, % per annum; Sealer of 

Weights and Measur<-s, % per annum ; Fish 

Inspector, $ per annum. 

Sec. 2. That each of said officers is hereby re- 
quired to make and deliver to the City Comptrol- 
ler, on or before the lOth day of each month, a state- 
ment, under oath, showing what fees have been 
paid to him during the month preceding the month 
in which said report shall be made, the amount 
and date when each fee was received, and (except 
said City Weighers) th ■ name and residence of the 
person or persons paving such fees ; and shall at 
the time of making such sworn statement pay over 
to the City Comptroller the — per cent, of the gross 
amount of such tees so received by snch officer, to- 
wit: City Weighers, each — percent; Inspector of 
Steam Boilers — percent; Oil Inspector. — per 
cent ; Sealer of Weights and Measures, — per cent ; 
Fish Inspector, — per cent. 

Sec. 3. The remainder of said fees shall be held 
and retained by such officers respectively, as ad- 
ditional compynsation, aLd to pay the expenses 
connected with the exercise of their respective 
offices ; but it is hereby expressly provided that 
the said city of Chicago shall in no case be liable 
for any such expenses. 

Sec. 4. The City Comptroller shall pay all mon- 
eys so received by him into the City Treasury, and I 



shall in his monthly statement report the amounts 
so received. If any of said officers shall neglect or 
refuse to make and deliver such sworn statement, 
and to pay over to said Comptroller, such per cent- 
age of fees as herein provided, the City Comptroller 
shall report the fact to said Common Council at its 
next regular meetins'. 

Sec. 5. If any such officer shall neglect or refuse 
to make and deliver the said sworn statement, or to 
pay over said per centage of fees, as herein provid- 
ed, such officer shall oe subject to suspension and 
removed from office in the manner now provid- 
ed by the charter of the city of Chicago. 

Sec, 6. .The salaries herein named shall be paid 
quarterly, provided that no payment shall be made 
to any of said officers who have not made and oe- 
livered the sworn statement herein required. 

Sec. 7. The same fees now provided by a» y ordi- 
nance of this city, to be paid to said respective offi- 
cers for their services in the exercise of their offices 
respectively, shall hereafter be paid to said officers 
respectively, for the use of the city of Chicago, to 
be disposed of as in this ordinance (or in any ordi- 
nance her -after passed) may be provided. 

Sec. 8. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after the day of , A. D. 1870. 

The Board of Education presented a report, ask- 
ing the issue of $200,000 in School Bonds, which, 
on motion of Aid. Holden, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

Also, 

A report covering bids for a school site near the 
corner of Lincoln or Robey and Fourth streets, 
ar d asking that the Comptroller be authorized to 
purchase the lot on the northeast corner of Lincoln 
and Fourth streets, which, by direction of the Pre- 
siding officer, was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Also, 

A report asking for authority to erect a primary 
school building on the Brown School lot, which, on 
motion of Aid. Holden, was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report 
and ordisnance for curbing, grading and paving 
Prairie avenue, from Cottage Grove avenue to 
Twenty-ninth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cal- 
kins, the ordinance was put upon its passc ge, and 
passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

J.yes— Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Dasrgy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hlclsey. Batterman, Hildreth, 
W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, 
Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, 
Gill, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, 
Berger. Bengley, Carney, Herdng, McCauley, Ke- 
hoe. Devme, Mr. President— 37. 

iVo«s— None, 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for opening or extending 
McGlashan street into Archer avenue. 

A report and ordinance for the opening or exten- 
sion of Logan street, from its present southern ter- 
minus through to Archer avenue. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side 
of South Park avenue, from Twenty-second street 
to Twenty-sixth street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side 
of Arnold street, from Twent> -third street to 
Twenty-fourth street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Stewart avenue, from Archer avenue to 
Grove street, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south 
side of Twenty- first street, from Stewart avenue to 
State street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side 
of Grove street, from Archer avenue to Eighteenth 
street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides 
of Elgin street, from Stewart avenue to western 
terminus of Elgin street. 



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A report and ordinance for sidewaJk on north 
side of Cayuga street, from Halsted street to Laurel 
street. 

All of which were referred to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys of the South Division. 

Also, 

A report ana ordinance lor sidewalk on south 
side of Huron street, from Townsend street to 
Kingsbury street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side 
of Dayton street, from Sophia street to Asylum 
place. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side 
of North Clark street, from Sophia street to Asy- 
lum place. 

All of wnich were referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys of the Worth Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for a sidewalk on the east 
side of Osborne street, from Indiana street to 
Fourth street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south side 
of Elk street, from Bowman street to Ridgeville 
road. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Johns' place, from Halsted street to 
Green's South Branch Addition. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south side 
of West Lake street, from C. C. C. R. R. (formerly 
Great Eastern) to east side of California street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side 
of Blair street, from Canalport avenue to south ter- 
minus Blair street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides 
of Staunton street, from West Madison street to 
West Lake street. 

All of which were referred to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys of the West Division. 

ENGROSSED ORDINANCES. 

The Clerk presented an engrossed ordinance in 
relation to the acpraisal of school lands DClonging 
to the city of Chicago. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the ordinance be 
passed, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Vomers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, Calking, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Hee- 
nan, Tracey, Hickey. Hildreih W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, RusseU, Walsh, 
Woodard, McOoiter, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Carney, Heiting, 
McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 35. 

Ifoes — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE. 

An ordinance to secure a just and equitable ap- 
praisement of school lands, and lands belonging 
to the city of Chjcago. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of GnAcago. 

Section 1. That whenever the said Council shall 
appoint appraisers of school or city lands, the per- 
sons so appointed shall hold a public meeting in 
the oflace of the Board of Education; notice thereof 
shall be given in the local columns of three of the 
daily newspapers of the city, including the news- 
papers for the corporation, at least one week before 
the time of said meeting. Said notice shall con- 
tain a full ana accurate description of the property 
to be appraised, Said description shall 2iv"e the 
streets upon which said property is located. Said 
appraisers shall, after hearing any and all parties 
interested therein, proceed to appraise the lands 
described in the notice aforesaid at their true cash 
value. 

Sec. 2. No business shall be transacted at any 
meeting unless all of the appraisers appointed by 
the Council are present. 

Sec. 3. Said appraisers shall make a detailed 
report of their action to the City Clerk who shall 
lay the same before the Common Council at its 
next regular meeting ; feaid Council shall cause the 
same to be published. 



Seo. 4. In all cases of school or city property 
hereafter made, it shall be provided that the ap- 
praisers, therein provided for, shall make a detailed 
report of their action to the City Clerk, who shall 
lay the same before the Common Council at its 
next regular meeting, said Common Council shall 
cause the same to be published and only acted 
upon at a subsequent meeting, and no appraisal 
shall be regarded as final and complete until ap- 
proved by a majority of said Council. 

Sec. 5. No pert-on, directly or indirectly inter- 
ested in any lease of school or city property, shall 
serve as an appraiser. 

Sec. 6. This ordinance shall take effect from 
and after its passage and due publication. 

Also, 

An engrossed ordinance regulating the sale of 
chloroform. 

Aid. Berger moved that the ordinance be placett 
on file. 

Aid. Gill moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Berger on the table, and demanded the ayes and 
noes. 

The motion to lay on the table prevailed by the 
following vote : 

Ayes— Homers.^ Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Calkins, 
McAvoy, Daegy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, 
Hickey, Batierman, Hiid.eth, W. S. Powell, 
GeorjiC Powell, Holden, Wilce, Ra^sell, Walsh, 
McCotter, Gill, Shell, McGrath, Bengley, Carney, 
McCauley, Kehoe, Devine— 28. 

i^06S— Montgomery, Woodard, Campbell, Bueh- 
ler, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Herting— 6. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the ordinance be passed, 
and on this motion called for the previous ques- 
tion. 

The question being, " Shall the main question be 
now put?" Aid. Hahn demanded the ayes and 
noes,and the call was not sustained by the following 
vote : 

Dixon, W. S. Powell, Russell, Walsh, 
Buehler, McCauley— 6. 

iVo6s— Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, HicRey, Batterman, Hildreth, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Woodard, McCotter, 
Campbell, Gill, Shell, IVJcGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, 
Berger, Bengley, Carney, Herting, Kehoe, Devine, 
Mr. President— 31. 

Aid. Heenan oflfered an amendment to section 
three of the ordinance. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the ordinance and 
amendment be referred to the Committee on Police, 
and 

The motion prevailed. 

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES. 

Aid. Carney moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of introducing a resolution. 

The Chair directed the ayes and noes to be 
called, and the rules were suspended by the follow- 
ing vote : 

Ayes— Jiixon. Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, 
Daggy. Whitaker. Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batter- 
man, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, Geo. Powell, Wilce, 
Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Gill, 
Sheil, Buehler, McGrath, Tyler, Berger, Benikley, 
Carney, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
—32. 

iVoes— Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Holden, Schmidt 
—5. 

Aid. Carney then presented a resolution in rela- 
tion to a reduction in the pay of certain employees 
of the Board of Public Works, which, on motion o f 
Aid. Holden, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Berger oresented a 
petition of citizens for a sewer on North Halsted 
street, from Division street to Clybourne avenue, 
which, on motion, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Compiittee on Judiciary on communi- 
cation of Aid. Dixon in relation to amending sec- 



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tlon 6, of chapter 47, of the Revised Ordinances ; 
said over and published Feb. 28, 1870. 

Aid. Daggy moved to amend section 1, in the line 
next to the last, by striking out the word "•twenty" 
and the figures 20" and insert the word " twelve" 
and the figures " 12." 

A.ld. Dixon moved that the report of the Commit- 
tee and the amendment be referred to the Commit- 
tee on Licenses. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Police on the ordi- 
nance regulating express wagons ; laid over and 
published Feb. 28, 1870. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the ordinance be referred 
to the Clerk for engrossment. 

Aid. Calkins demanded the a>es and noes, and 
the motion prevailnd bv the following vote : 

Ayes—Dow&e\la.n, Dixon, Montgomery, McAvoy, 
Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Hickey. Batterman, Hil- 
dreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, 
Russell, Walsh, Sheil, McQrath, Tyler, Bengley, 
ICarney, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine. Mr. President 
—25. 

iVoes— Somers, Hahn, Calkins, Daggy, Woodard, 
McCotter, Campbell. Buehler, Schmidt, Berger, 
Herting 11. 

Report of the Committee on Fire and Water on 
tlie report of tne Comptroller on oflfers to sell lots 
for engine-houses, and a resolution in relation 
thereto, laid over and published Feb. 28, 1870. 

Aid. Schmidt moved to amena the resolution by 
inserting as the lot for hose company the '"north 
60 feet of lot, .3 of subdivision of lot 21 (east by 
Borth 366 feet west of 188 35-100 feet) of Canal 
Trustees, subdivision of section 33, T. 40, N. R. 
14 B." in place of that recommended by the Com- 
mittee. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the amendment of 
Aid. Schmidt be laia on the table. 

Aid. Schmidt demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the amendment wa? laid on the table by the follow- 
ing vote : 

Ayes— Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Calkins, 
McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, 
Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, McCotter, Gill, 
Sheil, Tyler, Bengley, Carney, McCauley, Devine, 
Mr. Pre8ident~26. 

iVoes— Hahn. Montgomery. Campbell, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Berger, Herting, Kehoe— 9. 

Aid. <lalkine moved to waive the engrossment ©f 
the resolution, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote 
(there not being a charter majority) : 

Ayes—SomeY», Donnellan, Dixon, Hakn, Mont- 
gomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, WhitaKer, Hee- 
nan, Tracey, Batterman. Hildreth, W. S.Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, McCotter, 
Campbell, Gill, Sheil. Tyler, Bengley, Carney, 
McCauley, Devine, Mr. President— 28 

iVoes— Walsh, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Ber- 
ger. Herting. Kehoe— 7. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the resolution be re- 
ferred to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Walsh moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of introducing a resolution in rela- 
tion to the city printing, and demanded the ayes 
and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Calkins, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh. Woodard. 
McCotter, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, McCauley, Mr. President— 18. 

iVoes— Somers, Donnellan. Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, McAvoy. Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tra- 
cey, Batterman. Schmidt. Berger, Bengley, Car- 
ney, Herting, Kehoe, Devine— 18. 

Report of Committee on Streets ana Alleys, South 
Divifion. on ordinance changing the grade on Mar- 
ket, Lake, and Randolph streets, laid over and pub- 
lished Feb. 28. 1870. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the ordinance be passed, 
and demanded the ayes and noes. 



The motion prevailed, and the ordinance was 
passed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somers, Donnellan. Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Batterman. Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russel), Walsh, 
Sheil, Tyler, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine— 27. 

iVoes— Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Berger— 7. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 



OEDINANCB 

Authorizing a change of grade upon Market street, 
between Lake and Randolph streets, and on L&y e 
and Randolph streets, near Market street. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City- 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the grade on Market street, from 
the north line of Lake street to the south line of 
Randolph street, be, and the wame is hereby, estab- 
lished at thirteen and one half feet (13.5) aoove 
City Base ; and that the grade of Lake street be es- 
tablished at an inclination from a grade of thirteen 
and one half feet (13.5) at the east line of Market 
street to meet the present grade at a point 120 feet 
east thereof ; and that the grade of Randolph 
street be established at an inclination from a grade 
of thirteen ana one half feet (13.5) at the east line 
of Market street to meet the present grade at a 
point 88 feet east thereof. 

Sec. 2. That all ordinances ©r parts of ordinances 
in conflict with this ordinance be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, on an ordinance providing for a 
change of grade at and near the mtereection of 
Canal street and West Adams street, and author- 
izing the change of the pavement, laid over and 
published Feb. 28, 1870. 

Aid. Holden moved that the ordinance be passed. 

Aid. W. S. Powell moved that the report and 
ordinance be placed on file. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report and ordi- 
nance be placed on the table temporarily. 

The Chair ruled that the question must be taken 
on the motion of Aid. Holdeu. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Holden 
to pass the ordinance. Aid. W. S. Powell demanded 
the ayes and noes, and the ordinance was passed 
by the following vote : 

J-j^es—Calkihs, McAvoy, Daggy, Heenan, Tracey. 
Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCot- 
ter, Campbell, Sheil, Buehler, McGrath, Tyler, 
Carney, Kehoe, Devine— 19. 

Noes— Somers. Donnellan. Dixon. Hahn, Mont- 
gomery. Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Gill, Schmidt, Berger, Bengley, Herting, 
McCauley, Mr. President — 16. 

Tue following is the ordinance as passed : 
Ordinance providing for a change of grade at and 

near the intersection of Canal street and West 

Adams street, and authorizing the change of the 

pavement. 

Be it ordai7ied by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. That the grade of West Adams street, 
upon the east side of the intersection of Canal 
street, be, and the same is hereby, ordered fixed at 
twenty-two feet above City Base, and upon the west 
side thereof, at nineteen and one half feet, and that 
the grade of Canal street north and south of said 
intersection be made to slope in a regular grade of 
one foot in thirty from the grade of the above in- 
tersection, as herein established, to meet the pres- 
ent grade of said street; and that the grade of West 
Adams street be made to slope at a regular grade of 
one foot in twenty from the above intersection, to 
meet the present grade of the street. 

Sec. 2. That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, directed to raise the curb-walls, 
filling and paving to the grade, as established in 
section one hereof, and they are authorized to pay 
the expense of the same out of the appropriation 
fund of the city. 



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Aid. Walsh meved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose ol' taking up a communica- 
lion in relation to the city priming, and demanded 
the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Calkins, Batterman. Hildreth. W. S. Pow- 
ell, George Powell, Holden. Wilce, Russell. Walsh, 
Woodard, McCotter, Gill, Sheii».JIcGrath, Mg- 
Cauley, Mr, President — 1(5. 

iVoes— Somers, Donnellan. Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomerv, McAvoy, Daggy. Heenan, Tracey, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Bengley, Carney, Herting, 
Kehoe, Devme— 18. 

Aid. Gill moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the order fixing the price to be paid for city print- 
ing was passed. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 

Jyes— Calkins, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, 
McC otter, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Bengley, McCau- 
ley, Mr. irTesident — 16. 

Noes— Vomers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, McAvoy, Daggy, Heenan, Tracey, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Carney, Herting, 
Kehoe, Devine — 18. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division, on an ordinance providing for the vacatioB 
of Harper street and three alleys lu block 17 in the 
Assessor's division of E H of SJB 14 of Sec 18,T 39,N. 
H. 14 E. laid over and published Feb. 28, 1870. 

Aid. Campbell moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, 
as follows : 

Ayes— Homers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Heenan, Tracey, 
Barterman, Hildreth, W. 8, Powell, George Powell, 
Holden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McC@t- 
ter, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Bengley, Carney, Herting, 
McCauley, Kekoe, Devine, Mr. President — 35. 

JVoes— 'Nona. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division, on the ordinance providing for the vacation 
of all the alleys in block 11, Ashland Aadltion to 
Chicago, laid over and published Feb. 28, 1870. 

Aid Campbell moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

^?/<5«— Somere, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, Call? ins, McAvoy, Daggy, Heenan, Tracey, 
Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell. George Powell, 
Holden, Wilce, Rnssell, Walsh, Woodard, McCot- 
ter, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Bengley, Carney, Herting, 
McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President-^5. 

iVoe«— None. 

Report I if the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, on the ordinance providing for the 
vacation of all the alleys in block six, in Ashland 
Addition to Chicago, laid over and published Feb. 
;J8, 1870. 

Aid. Campbell moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
go tnery. Calkins, McAvoy, Daggv, Heenan, Tracey, 
Batterman.Hildreth. W. S. Powell. George Powell, 
Wilce, Russell, Walsh. Woodard, McCotter, Camp- 
bell, Gill, Buehler. McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler. Ber- 
ger, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, 
Deviue— 32. . 

iVoes— Holden, Shell— 2. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Berger demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 

Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Calkins, Daggy, 
Heenan, Tracey. Hildreth, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, 



iV^oe«— Somers, Montgomery, McAvoy, Batterman, 
W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Woodard, 
McCotter, Campbell, Gill. Shell, Berger, Bengley, 
Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President— -20. 

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of considering the question in rela- 
tion to The appointment of the newspaper printed 
in the German language for the publication of the 
Council proceedings, .Comptroller's reports, &c., 
and demanded the ayes and noes. > 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Dixon, Montgomery, Calkins, 
McAvoy, Daggy, Heenan, Tracey, Batterman, Hil- 
dreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Etus- 
seli, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Shell, 
Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler. Berger. Carney, 
Herting, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 29. 

iVoes— Donnellan, Hahn, Wilce, Gill, Bengley, 
McCauley— 6. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the Illinois Staais 
Zeitung be and the same is hereby designated for 
the term provided by law as the newpaper printed 
and published daily in the German language in the 
city of Chicage, and having the largest circulation 
in said city of any German newspaper published in 
said city, for the publication of the proceedings, 
notices, and ordinances of said city, and the de- 
partments thereof, as fully as they are now required 
to be publishea in the corporation newspaper, and 
that the same price be paid for such publication as 
is allowed for like publication m the corporation 
newspaper. 

The Chair directed the ayes and noes to be 
called, and the motion of Aid. Woodard prevailed, 
by the followiug vote : 

Somers, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins. McAvoy, Daggy, Heenan, Tracey, Hil- 
dreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, 
Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, 
Gill, Shell, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, 
Berger, Bengley. Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 81 . 

A^oes— Donnellan, Batterman, Wilce— 3. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Woodard presented 
a resolution in relation to an appeal in the case of 
the Illinois Staats Zeitung vs. the City of Chicago, 
and moved its adoption. 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the resolution was adopted by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, 
Calkins. McAvoy. Daggy, Heenan, Tracey, Hil- 
dreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Rus- 
sell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Gill, 
Sheil, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, 
Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe,*Devine, Mr. 
President— 31. 

Noes — Donnellan, Batterman, Wilce, Bengley — 4. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved^ That the Counsel for the Corporation 
and City Attorney be. and they are here>^y in- 
structed not to prosecute an appeal in the case of 
the Illinois Staats Zeitung Company vs. the city 
of Chicago, the Common Council of the city of Chi- 
cago, Roswell B. Mason, Charles T. Hotchkiss, 
Walter Kimball and the German Printing and Pub- 
lishing Company, decided in favor of the plaintiff 
on the chancery side of the Circuit Court of Cook 
county March 5, 1870. 

ADJOURNMENT, 

Aid. Calkins moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^?/es— Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery. Calkins. Mc- 
Avoy, Daggy, Heenan, Hildreth. Wilce, Walsh, 
Gill. Buehler, McGrath, Tyler, Berger, Herting. 
Kehoe, Devine— 18. 

iVb65--Somers, Donnellan, Tracey, Batterman, 
W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Russell, 
Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Sheil, Bengley, 
Carney, McCauley— IR. 

So the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T, Hotchkiss, 



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OFFICIAL REPOET. 

Present— Aid. Somers. Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Slontgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whiitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, 
W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Rus- 
sell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Camp- 
oell, Gill, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Ber- 
ger, Bengley, Carney. Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, 
Devine, ana Mr. President. 

Absent— Aid. Cox, Sheil, and Schintz. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Donnellan moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held March 14, 1870, be approved 
without Deiog read. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Holden called the attention of the Council 
to the unsafe condition of the ceiling of the Coun- 
cil chamber, and of the wesD hilf of the Court- 
House generally. 

Aid. Calkins moved that Aid. Holden and Hahn 
be appointed a committee to investigate as to the 
condition of the west half of the Court House. 

Aid Hahn moved as an amendment, that the mat- 
ter be referred to the Committee on Pablic Build- 
ings. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion vpas lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Vomers, Dixon, Hickey. Hildreth W. S. 
Powell, Holden, RusseM, Walsh, Woodard, McOo - 
ter. Carney— 11. 

iVoe«— Donnellan, Hahn, Montgomery, Calkins, 
McA.voy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, 
Wilce, Campbell, Gill, Buehler, Schmidt, Tyler, 
Berger, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine— iJO. 

Aid. Calkins moved as a substitute for b is origi- 
nal motion, that the subject matter be referred to 
Aid. Holden and Hahn, together with the Commit- 
tee on Public Buildings. 

The motion prevailed. 

RECONSIDERATION OP VOTE. 

Aid. Calkins moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance for paving Prairie avenue, from 
Cottage Grove avenue to Twenty-ninth street, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the ordinance be re- 
ferred back to the Board of Public Works. 
The motion prevailed. 

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VETO MESSAGE. 

The Clerk presented the following message from 
His Honor the Mayor : 

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common 
Council : 

1 have had under consideration a resolution 
passed by your Honorable Body on the 14th inet., 
instructing the Counsel for the Corporation and 
the City Attorney not to prosecute an appeal in the 
case of the Illinois Staats Zeitung Company vs. the 
City of Chicago and others, and herewith respect- 
fully return the same without my approval, for the 
following reasons, viz.: 

By the provisions of section 5, chapter 5, of the 
Cny Charter, the supervisory power over all legal 
proceedings seems to be vested in the Comptroller 
with the approval of the Mayor. 

Ver> respectfully submitted. 

R. B. Mason, Mayor. 

Aid. Woodard moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the resolution referred to above was 
adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the resolution be 
adopted, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the foUowine vote : 

Ayes— Dixon, Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, 
Daggy, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, Russell, Woodard, 
McCotter. Campbell, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Tyler, Berger, Herting— 17. 

A^O(?s— Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Whitaker, Hee- 
nan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, George Powell. 
Holden, Wilce, Walsh, Gill, Bengley. Carney, Mc- 
Cauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President— 19. 

The Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion from His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, | 
CfiiCAGO, March 21, 1870. j 
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common 
Council : 

I inclose herewith a communication from the 
Board of Trade of the city of Chicago, on the sub- 
ject of an outeide harbor for the commerce of this 
city, with a report from Col. J. B. Wheeler of its 
cost and importance, 

I cordially approve of the object set forth in the 
repoit of the Board of Trade, and respectfully refer 
it to your honorable body for such action as you 
may deem for the best interest^i of the city. 
Very respectfully submitted. 

R. B. Mason, Mayor. 



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Aid. Whitaker moved that the communications 
be referred to the Committee on Wharves and Pub- 
ic Grounds. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of the Committee on Public Buildings in 
relation to establishing a standard time, laid over 
and published Feb. 28, 1870, was, on motion of Aid. 
Donnellan, 

Recommitted to the Committee on Public Build- 
ings, 

Report of the Committee on Harbor and Bridges 
on the resolution in relation to providing a place in 
river for unloadea canal boats, laid over and pub- 
lished Feb. 28, 1870. 

Aid. Calkins moved to concur in ihe report and 
pass the order annexed thereto. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered^ That the Board of Public Works be,and 
they are hereby, directed to instruct the Harbor 
Master to keep clear from unloaded canal boats all 
that portion of the Chicago river west of Wells 
street, north of Randolph street, and south of 
Kinzie street. 

Report of the Committee on Finance on the com- 
munication of Aid. McCauley relative to leasing 
street ends, laid over and published Feb. 28, ]B7(i. 

Aid. Woodard moved to concur m the repnn ^md 
place it on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. McCauley presented 
an order in relation to leasing the street ends, and 
iiioved its passage. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the order be so amended 
as to instruct the Comptroller to advertise for bids 
for leasing the street ends. 
The amendment prevailed. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the order as amended 
be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered^ That, the City Comptroller be, ana he 
is hereby, authorized and instructed to aavertise 
for bids for leasing for wharflng and other privi- 
leges (but not for building thereon) the street ends 
as set forth in report of the Finance Committee ; 
each lease to be for a term of not more than three 
year#, nor than lees than one year, as he may deem 
for the best interests of the city ; and it shall be 
the duty of the Committee on Wharflng Privileges 
to proceed at ouce to ascertain and fix a rental 
value on each street end to be leased, and report 
the same to the Comptroller, to guide him in mak- 
ing out the leases. And it is further ordered, that 
in case the present lessees should refuse to con- 
tinue their leases at the rentals fixed, that they 
seall be required to vacate the same at the expira- 
tion of their present lease, and if they refuse so to 
do, the City Comptroller is hereby directed to in- 
stitute such legal proceedings as may be necessary 
to eject them from the property, and deliver posses- 
sion to whoever may lease the same. 

Report of the Committee on Fiijauce on the pe- 
tition of James L. High concerning the revision 
of the ordinances of the city of Chicago, laid over 
and published Feb. 28, 1870. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that section 1 of the ordi- 
nance recommended bv the Committee be amended 
by adding the foLowing : Provided, farther, that 
said publicati<m shall not ne completed until after 
the close of the nexi session of the Illinois Legisla- 
ture, and shai] contain all legislation afiecting the 
city which may be passed at taid session.'" 

The amendment prevailed. 

Aid. Hahn moved to waive the eng. ossment of 
the ordinance, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The amendment was lost by the following vote 
(there not being a charter majority): 

^?/es— Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Calkins, 
McAvoy, Whitaker, Heenan. Tracey, Hickey. Bat 
terman, Hildreth. Holden. Wilce. Russell, Wood- 
ard, Robinson, Gill, Buehler, McGrath, t>chmidt, \ 
Tyler, Berger. Bengley. Carr.ev, Hertiu:-. Kehoe i 
—27. * I 



iVo6s— Montgomery, Daggy, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Walsh, McCotter. Campbell, McCauley, 
Devme— 9. 

Aid. Holden moved that the ordinance be referred 
to the Clerk for engrossment. 
The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee ozi Finance on the 
claim for entertaining California excursionists laid 
over and published Feb. 28, 1870. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Dixon on the table. 

Aid. Daggy demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion of Aid. Dixon was laid on the table by the 
following vote : 

Somers, Hahn, Montgomery, McAvoy, 
Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batter- 
man, Hildreth, Holden, Wilce, Walsh, Robinson, 
Gill, Buehler, bchmidt, Tyler, Berger, Bengley, 
Carney, Mr. President— 23. 

iVoes— Donnellan, Dixon, Calkins, W. 8. Powell, 
Georere Powell, Russell, Woodard, McCotter, 
Campbell, McGrath, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, 
Devine— 14. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance be concurred in, and the resolu- 
tion recommended by the said Committee be 
adopted. 

Aid. Bengley called for the previous question, 
and the call was sustained. 

The Question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Hildreth, Aid. Gill demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the motion was lost by the following vote : 

Donnellan, Hahn, McAvoy, Hickey, Hil- 
dreth, Walsh, Gill— 7. 

iVo^s— Dixon, Montgomery, Calkins. Daggy. 
Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Batterman, W.S. Pow- 
ell, George Powell, Wilce, Russell, Woodard, Mc- 
Cotter. Robinson, Campbell, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt. Tyler, Berger, Bengley, Carney, Herting, 
McCauley, Kehoe. Devine, Mr. President— 28. 

Aid. Hulaen moved that the report of the Com- 
mittee be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of ttie Committee on Finance on the peti- 
tion of Darius Knight, asking for the confirmatioi; 
of a deed given by the city, ana an accompanying 
ordinance, laid over and published Feb. 28, 1S70. 

Aid. Wilce moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The moiion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Ratifying and confirming a certain conveyance 
heretofore made by the Mayor, Comptroller, and 
City Clerk, to Darius Knights. 

Be it enacted by the Common Council of the City of 
Chicago, 

Section 1. That a certain deed of conveyance 
executed oy the Mayor, City Comptroller, and City 
Clerk, to Darius Knights, bearing date the four- 
teenth day of March, A. D. 1866, of the west one half 
of original lot number three, in block number one 
hundred and eighteen, in the School Section Addi- 
tion to Chicago, and recorded in the Recorder's 
office of Cook county, in Book 339 of Deeds, at page 
129, be, and the same is hereby, ratified, approved., 
and confirmed. 

Report of Committee on Finance on the claim of 
Thomas Lonergan for damages sustained by the 
demolition of the walls of the building Nos. 27 and 
29 Canal street, &c. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the report be placed 
on file, ana demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Montgomery, Daggy, Whitaker, W. S. 
Powell, George Powell, Holden, Russell, Walsh, 
Woodard, McOotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, 
Schmidt, T\]ftr, Berger, Bengley, Herting, McCau- 
ley. Devine— 21. 

xVo^.^— somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Calkins, 
McAvoy. Heenan, Tracey, Hickev, Batterman, Hil- 
dreth, Wilce, McGrath, Carney, Kehoe, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 16. 



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SUSPENSION OF THE KULES. 

Aid. Calkins moved tbat the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking up an engrossed resolu- 
tion for the purchase of lots for ensine-houses, and 
demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vcte : 

jiijes—SomeTs, Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, Cal- 
kins. McAvoy, Daggy. Whitaker, Heenan. Tracey, 
Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, aolden, Wilce, Russell, Walsh, McCotter, 
Robinson, Campbell, Gill, McGrath, Tyler, Berger, 
Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, De- 
vine, Mr. President— 33. 

^V065— Donnellan, Schmidt — 2. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the engrosed resolution 
for the purchase of lots for engine house be adopted, 
and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggv, Whitaker, Hee- 
nan, Tracey, Hildreth. W. S. Powell, George Powell' 
Wilce, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Tyler, Bengley, McCauley, Devine, Mr. Presi- 
dent—as. 

JV(9es— Hickey,Batterman, Holden,Russell, Walsh, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Berger, Carney, Herting, 
Kehoe— 11. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Eesolved, That the Comptroller be, and hereby 
is, authorized to purchase for the use of the Fire 
Department of the city of Chicago, after due ex- 
amination made of the titles by the Corporation 
Counsel and found to be good, the following 
described lots of land at prices not to exceed the 
respective sums hereinafter named, to wit : 

For new fingine— Lot twenty-two (22) of Boone, 
Jones, House, and Keifer's subdivision of the north 
% of block one (1), and of lot forty-nine (49) of 
Beecher's subdivision of the south half of block 
one (1) of the east seventy-five (75) feet of block 
two (2) of the Canal Trustees' subdivision of sec- 
tion thirty-three (33), town thirty-nine (39), range 
fourteen (14). Price. $2,800. 

For Hose Company— Lots fourteen and fifteen (14 
and 15) in sub-block two (2) of Lay's subdivision of 
block twelve (12") in the Canal Trustees' subdivision 
of section thirty- three (33), township forty (40), 
range fourteen (14) east third principal meridian. 
Price, S3,936. 

For Hook and Ladder Company No. 3, and Engine 
Fred Gund- Lots four and five (4 and 5), block four 
(4), in Higgins, Law & Co.'s Addition to Chicago. 
Price, $7,000. 

For new Engine-House— Lot 18. and the west 12 
feet of lot 17. of block 22, in Walsh & McMullen's 
subdivision of the south 120 acres of the southeast 
quarter of section 20, town 39, range 14 east third 
principal meridian. Price, $3,150. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Gill presented a 
resolution in relation to the insecurity of the Coun- 
cil Chamber, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved^ That the Committee appointed io ex- 
amine the safety of this Council Chamber have 
power to act and are hereby instructed to provide 
some otner suitable place for the meetings of this 
Council, if they deem it unsafe to meet longer in 
this room. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking ud a report of the Board 
of Public Works, and an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to widen the river at Adams street. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the engrossment of the 
order be waived, and demanded the ayes an i noes. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
J.?/es—Somers,g Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn. Mont- 
gomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh. Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Bengley, 
Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President— SB 
LVoes— Noue. 



Aid. HildretQ moved that the order be passed, 
and demanaed the ayes and noes. 

Tbe motion prevailed by the following vote : 

ulj^es— Somers, Donnellan. Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman. Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Bengley, 
Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President— 36. 

iVoes— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered^ That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, ordered to widen the river at Ad- 
ams Street Bridge as per plat accompanying this 
order, the excess of the present appropriation to be 
provided for in next year's appropriation. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Schmidt presented 
the petition of Joseph Rylander for a free peddler's 
license, and moved that the prayer of the petitioner 
be granted. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Woodard presented 
the petition of E. W. Gillett and others for a sewer 
on Center avenue, between Taylor and Harrison, 
streets, which, on his motion, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Calkins presented a 
resolution for repealing an ordidance and annulling 
an assessment for curbing, grading and paving In- 
diana avenue, from Twenty-second street to Twen- 
ty-ninth street, and moved its adoption. 

Aid. Calkins moved that tbe engrossment of the 
resolution be waived, and demanded the ayes and 
noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
J.yes— Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S.Powell. George Powell, Holden, wilce, Russell. 
Walsh, Woodard, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
—85. 

iV^06S— None. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the resolution be 
adopted, and demanded the ayes and noes : 

.A?/6S— Somers Donnellan, i)ixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
ueenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, McGrath, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Bengley, 
Carney, Herting. McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President- 36. 

iViaes— None. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved^ That an ordinance heretofore passed, 
entitled an ordinance for curbing with curb-stone, 
grading and paving with wooden block pavement, 
Indiana avenue, from the south line of Twenty- 
second street to the north line of Twenty -ninth 
street, (excepting such portions already done in a 
suitable manner), and the assessment and all pro- 
ceedings thereon be and the same are hereby re- 
pealed and annulled, and that the City Comptroller 
is hereby directed to refund all monies that have 
been paid upon ?aid assessment. 

Aid. Campbell moved to suspend the rules for 
the purpose of taking up tbe report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on the ordinance for the ap- 
pointment of a Prosecuting Attorney. 

Aid. Holden demanded" the ayes and noes, and 
the rules were suspended by the following vote : 

Dixon, Hahn. Montgomery, Calk- 
ins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tra- 
cey, Hildreth, George Powell, Wiice, Russell, 
Walsh, Woodard, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Tyler, BSngley, Carney, Herting, 
McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr, President— 29. 

iVoes— Somers, Donnellan. Hickey, Batterman, 
W. s. Powell, Holden, McCotter— 7. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the engrossment of 
the ordinance be waived, and demanded the ayes 
and noes. 



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The motion prevailed by the following vote. 

Ayes— Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, Calkine, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker. Hee- 
nan, Tracey, Hicbey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S, 
Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, RuBseli, 
Walsh, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, GUI, 
McGraih, Schmidt, Tyler, Berger, Bengley. Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devlne, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 35. 

Noes— '^one. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the ordinance be 
passed, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, Mont- 
gomery, Calkine, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Hee- 
nan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, Holden, 
Wilce, Russell, Walsh, Woodard, McCotter, Rob- 
inson, Campbell, Gill, Schmidt, Tyler, Bengley, 
Carney, Herting, McCauley Kehoe, Devine, Mr. 
President -32. 

Noes—W. S. Powell, George Powell, McGrath, 
Berger— 4. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That upon the recommendation of the 
Corporation Counsel and the City Attorney a 
Prosecuting Attorney shall be appointed, as pro- 
vided m section 16, chapter 11 of the city charter, 
who. subject to the direction of the City Attorney, 
shall be the prosecuting officer of the city and 
have the management of all city business in the 
police courts of the city. He shall also perform 
such other duties, connected with the law depart- 



ment of the city, as may be required of him by the 
Corporation Counsel, He shall devote his whole 
time to the duties of his office, and shall have no 
other business. 

Sec. 2. The salary of said Prosecuting Attorney 
is hereby fixed at the rate of twenty -five hundred 
dollars per annum. 

Sec. 3. Said Prosecuting Attorney shall have 
his office with the other law officers.of the city, and 
his term of office shall be the same as that of the 
Corporation Counsel. Provided^ however, that said 
Prosecuting Attorney may be removed at any time 
by the Common Council upon the recommendation 
of the Corporation Counsel and City Attorney. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid, Tracey moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Hahn demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
n?otion prevailed by the fallowing vote : 

J.2/es- Somers, Dixon, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, 
HicKey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, Holden, 
Russell, Walsh, McCotter, Robinson, Gill, 
Schmidt, Tyler, Bengley, Herting, Devine— 20. 

iVb^s- Donnellan, Hahn, Montgomery, Calkins, 
McAvoy, Daegy, George Powell, Wilce, Woodard, 
Campbell, McGrath, Berger, Carney, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Mr. President— 16. 

So the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present — ^Aldermen Cox, Somers, Donnellan 
Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Dag 
gy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman 
Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell. Holden 
Wilce, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell 
Gill, Sheil, McGrath, Tyler, Bengley, Carney. Hert' 
ing, McCauley, Kehoe, and Mr. President. 

AI)sent— Am. Eussell, Walsh, Buehler, Schmidt, 
Berger, Schintz, and Devine. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held March 21, 1870, be so amended 
as to read : " Aid. Calkins moved as a substitute for 
his original motion, that the subject matter be re- 
ierred to the Committee on Public Buildings to- 
gether with Aid. Holden and Hahn,'''' instead of 

Aid. Calkins moved as a substitute for his origi- 
nal motion that the subject matter be referred to 
Aid. Holden and Hahn together, with the Commit- 
tee on Public Buildings." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the minutes as 
amended be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

VETO MESSAGE. 

The Clerk presented the following veto message 
from His Honor the Mayor : 

Chicago, March 24, 1870. 
Mr. President, and Gentlemen of the Common 

Council : 

I have had under consideration an ordinance 
ratifying and confirming a certain conveyance here- 
tofore made by the Mayor, Comptroller, and City 
Clerk to Darius Knights. 

By referring to section 5. chapter 6, of the amend- 
atory act of 1867 to the City Charter, it seems to be 
necessary that this ordinance should be engrossed, 
unless otherwise ordered by three fourths of all 
the Aldermen elected. This not having been done, 
I feel it my duty to return the ordinance without 
my approval, that your honorable body may cor- 
rect the error. 

Very reepectfuliy submitted, 

E. B. Mason, Mayor. 

Aid. Woodard moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the ordinance be re- 
ferred to the Clerk for engrossment. 



The motion prevailed. 

COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR. 

The Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion from His Honor the Mayor : 

Matob's Office, | 
Chicago, March 28, 1870. j 
Mr. President and gentlemen of the Common 
Council, 

Anticipating the early completion of the 
new Bridewell, and the necessity for making 
provision soon for whatever may be required for 
its economical management, I would recommend 
to your honorable body that measures be taken at 
an early day to ascertain what is necessary to be 
done in the way of providing better navigation to 
the new Bridewell, or providing material and 
machinery for the profitable employment of the 
prisoners. Very respectfully, 

R. B. Mason, Mayor. 

Ala. Hahn moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

The motion prevailed. 

DEPUTY CITY CLERK. 

By unanimous consent, the City Clerk presented 
a communication announcing the appointment of 
John A. Moody as Deputy City Clerk, in accord- 
ance with the provisions of section 5 of chapter 6 ©f 
the amendments to the charter, approved March 9, 
1867, and asking that the appointment be con- 
firmed. 

Aid. Holden moved that the appointment ba con- 
firmed. 
The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Majority and minority reports of the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys of the West Division, on the 
resolution in relation to petitions for street im- 
provements, laid over ana published Feb. 28, 1870. 

Aid. Woodard moved to adopt the minority 
report. 

Aid. McGrath moved to adopt the majority re- 
port. 

Aid. Dixon msved that the majority and minority 
reports be referred to the Joint Committee on 
Streets and Alleys of the three Divisions. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Dixon, 
Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 
Dixon, Calkins— 2. 

jYoes— Cox, Somers, Hahn, Montgomery, Mc- 
Avoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, 



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BaUeimaii, liiidreth, W. S. i'owell, George Pow- 
ell, Holden, Wilce, Woodard, McCotter, Robinpon, 
CampbelJ, Gill, Shell, McGratb, Tyler. Berigley, 
Carney, Hortiiifi:, McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. l-resi- 
deut— 30. 

'rhe q^iestion then being on the motion of Aid. 
Woodard to adopt the minority report. 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the fallowing vote : 

.lyes— Dixon, Woodard, McCotter— 3. 

iVoes—Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Hahn, Montgom- 
ery, Calkins, McA.voy, Daggy, Whitaber, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman. Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Robinson, Camp- 
bell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Bengley, Carney, 
Berting, McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. President— 30. 

The Question then being on the motion of Aid. 
McGrath to adopt the maiority report. Aid. Holden 
demanded the ayes and noes, and the majority re- 
port was adopted by the following vote : 

Ayes— CoK^ Somers, Donnellan,' Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Robin- 
son, Campbell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Beng- 
ley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 31. 

iVoes— Woodard, McCotter— 2. 

SECONSIDEBATION OF VOTE. 

Aid. W. S. roweil moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the report of the Committee on Finance 
on the claim of Thomas Lonergan was placed on 
file, and on this motion demanded the ayes and 
noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, 
Hickey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Holden, Wilce, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, 
McGrath, Tyler, cengley, Carney, Herting, Kehoe, 
Mr. President- 27. 

iVo^'S— Montgomery, Daggy, Batterman, Wood- 
ard, McCotter, McCauley— 6. 

Aid. Bengley moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order recommended by the Commit- 
tee. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the engrossment 
of the order be waived, and demanded the ayes 
and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes — Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hildieth, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Woodard, Rob- 
inson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, McGrath, Tyler, 
Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. 
President— 30. 
iVbes— McCotter— 1 . 

The question then being on the iLOtion of Aid. 
Bengley to concur in ihe report ana pass the order. 
Aid. W. S. Powell demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and tbe order passed by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Wilce, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Sheil, 
McGrath. Tyler, Bengley, Carney, Herting, Kehoe, 
Mr. President— 26. 

A'oes— Daggy, Holden, Woodard, McCotter, Mc- 
Cauley— 5. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the sum of twelve hundred and 
ninety-five dollars and eighty -two cents ($1,295.82) 
be paid to Thomas Lonergan out of the City Treas- 
ury, in full for damages claimed by him for the de- 
molition of walls of Duildings Nos. 27 and 29 Canal 
street, under orders of the Assistant Fire Marshal, 
Williams, on the morning of Nov. 10th, 1867, and 
that the City Comptroller be authorized to draw 
warrants on the City Treasury for the same. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Holden presentea a 
communication in relation to the bills for the en- 
tertainment of tbe California excursionists, which, 



on motiori of Aid. Hahn, was ordered to be pub- 
lished and 
Placed on file. 

The following is the communication : 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago m Common Council assembled : 

At the regular Council meeting held Sept. 20, 
1869, upon the near approach to the city of the 
California Pioneers, Aid. Rafi'erty moved that the 
hospitalities of the city be extended to the excur- 
sionists from California, which motion was unani- 
mously agreed to. Aid. Rafferty then moved that 
the Chair appoint a committee, to consist of three 
members from each division of the city, to carry 
into efiect the foregoing resolution, which motion 
prevailed, and the Chair appointed as such com- 
mittee Aid. Rafi'erty, Holden, S. I. Russell, Wicker, 
Hahn, Cox, Mansur, Herting, ana Schintz. The 
Committee, in performing the duties assigned to 
them, contracted bills to the amount of $584, and 
in a communication to the Council, October 4, they 
so stated, and asked that the same be paid, which 
communication was referred by the Council to the 
Committee on Finance. The Finance Committee 
reported the same back, and recommended the pay- 
ment thereof, Nov. 15. The ayes and noes were 
called, and the vote resulted as follows : 

J.?/es— Donnellan, Wicker, Hahn, Hildreth. 
Rafferty, Carpenter, and Holden. 

Noes— Cox, Dixon, McRoy, Calkins, Sheri- 
dan, Walsh, Keeley,Comiskey. Woodard, S. I. Rus- 
sell, B. F, Russell. Buehler, Beebe, Schintz, 
Shackford, Herting, Mansur, and Kehoe. 

At a regular meeting of this Council 
held Jan. 31, Aid. Cox oflfered a resolution calling 
the attention of the Council to the fact that the 
bills created for entertaining the California visitors 
were still unpaid, and providing for the immediate 
payment of the same, which resolution was referred 
to the Committee on Finance. Feb, 28, the Com- 
mittee, or a majority of them. Aid. McAvoy and 
Wilce, reported the resolution back, with some de- 
ductions,and recommended Its passage as amended. 
It was then laid over and published, and March 31 it 
came before the Council for their final action 
thereon, and the result was as follows : "Voting for 
the payment of the bill, were : 

Ayes—DonneUsLVL, Hahn, McAvoy, Hickey, Hil- 
dreth, Walsh, Gill— 7. 

iVoes— Dixon, Montgomery, Calkins, Daggy, 
Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Batterman, W. S, Pow- 
ell, George Powel), Wilce, Russell, Woodard, Mc- 
Cotter, Robinson, Campbell, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schimdt, Tyler, Berger, Bengley, Carney. 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
-28. 

It has been stated that the Committee exceeded 
their authority in contracting the bills above 
alluded to, and which the Council for 1869 
and 1870 have "both refused t© pay. As a member 
of that Committee I deny the charge, and assert 
that the authority conferred upon the Committee by 
the unanimous vote of the Council, was all-sufli- 
cient, and that the Committee so viewed it, and 
acted accordingly. They met the Californiang and 
carried out the instructions of the Council as best 
they knew how. The Committee could not have 
done less without laying themselves liable to the 
censure of the Council, which they did not propose 
to do. The debt was created in good faith, and the 
city having refused to pay it, it was left for those 
who contracted it to do so. The Bnggs House 
brought suit against the undersigned in the Supe- 
rior Court of this city for the sum of $449, which 
amount I paid on Saturday, the 26th, and the suit 
was withdrawn. I have also paid William Nevins 
for music, $60. The bill for boat hire has been paid 
by others. Thus it will be seen that all the bills in- 
curred in extending the hospitalities of the city of 
Chicago to the California pioneers and excursion- 
ists, in September last, have been paid. 

Charles C. P. Holden. 

Chicago, March 28, 1870. 

Aid. McCauley moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the order in relation to leasing the street 
ends was passed, and on this motion demanded the 
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The moiiou was lost by the following vote : 
Aye's— Dixon, Calkin?, Heenan, Tracey, Kolsiii- 
sou. Gill, McGrath, Tyler, and McCauley— 9. 

j\'oes— Cox, Somersi, Donnellau, Hahu, Mentgom- 
ery, McAvoy, Das:ty, Whitaker, Batterman, Hil- 
drelli, W. S. Powell, Geov?e Powell, Holden, Wilce, 
Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Sbeil. Bengley, 
Carney, Herting, and Kelioe— 22. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking up a communication from 
Ihe Law Department. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk then presented the following commu- 
nlcaiion : 

To the Honorable the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

The undersigned hereby recommend the appoint- 
ment of Col. Thomas W. Grosvenor as Prosecuting 
Attorney of the Police Courts of the city, in con- 
formity with the provisions ©f an ordinance passed 
by your Honorable Body on the 2d of March, 1870. 

M. F. TULEY, 

Counsel to the Corporation. 

I. N. Stijles, 
City Attorney. 
Aid. Hahn moved tbat th.e nomination be con- 
firmed. 

Aid. McAvoy demanded the ayes and noes, and 
ihe motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan. Tracey, Hickev, Batterman, Hildreth,W.S. 
Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Woodard, 
McCotter, Kobinson, Campbell. Gill, Sheil, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Bengley, Carney, Hertlng, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Mr. President— 33. 

JVoes—lSone. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Herting presented 
a resolution in relation to refunding the money 
paid on the special assessment for improving Lar- 
rabee street from Chicago avenue to Division 
street. 

Aid. Herting moved that the engrossment of the 
resolution be waived, and demanded the ayes and 
noes. 



The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins. McAvoy, Dairgy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey,, Batterman. Flildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, yheil, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Mr. President— 33. 
iVo€S— None. 

Aid. Bengley moved that the resolution be 
adopted, and. demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildretb, 
W, S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, 
Woodard, McCotter, Kobinson, Campbell, Gill, 
Sheil, McGrath, Tyler, Bengley, Carney, Herting, 
Kehoe, Mr. President— 32. 

iVoes— None. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the City Comptroller be, and is 
hereby, requested to refund all moneys which may 
have been received toward the special assessment 
for the improvement of Larrabee street, from Chi- 
cago avenue to Division street, as said assessment 
has been set aside for one year by the Board of Pub- 
lic Works, 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the Council do now ad- 
joucn. 

Aid. McAvoy demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn. 
Calkins, McAvoy, Whitaker, Tracey, Batterman, 
Hildreth, Wilce, Robinson, Gill, Carney, Herting, 
Mr. President— 17. 

Noes -Montgomery, Daggy, Heenan, Hickey, 
W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Woodard, 
McCotter, Campbell, Sheil, McGrath, Bengley, 
McCauley— 14. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL BEPORT. 

Present — Aldermen Cos, Somers, Donnellan, 
Dixon, Hahn, Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Bag- 
gy, WMtaker, Heenan, Tracey, Hlckey, Batterman, 
Hiidreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell. Holden, 
Wilce, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, 
Gill, Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Bengley, Carney. Hert- 
ing, McCauley, Kehoe, and Mr. President. 

Absent— AlA. Russell, Walsh, Bnehler, Schmidt, 
Berger, Schintz, and Devine. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held March 21, 1870, be so amended 
as to read : " Aid. Calkins moved as a substitute for 
his original motion, that the subject matter be re- 
lerred to the Committee on Public Buildings to- 
gether with Aid. Holden and HahnC instead of 

Aid. Calkins moved as a substitute for his origi- 
nal motion that the subject matter be referred to 
Aid. Holden and Hahn together, with the Commit- 
tee on Public Buildings." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the minutes as 
amended be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

VETO MESSAGE, 

The Clerk presented the following veto message 
from His Honor the Mayor : 

Chicago, March 34, 1870. 
Mr. President, and Gentlemen of the Common 

Council : 

I have had under consideration an ordinance 
ratifying and confirming a certain conveyance here- 
tofore made by the Mayor, Comptroller, and City 
Clerk to Darius Knights. 

By referring to section 5, chapter 6, of the amend- 
atory act of 1867 to the City Charter, it seems to be 
necessary that this ordinance should be engrossed, 
unless otherwise ordered by three fourths of all 
the Aldermen elected. This not having been done, 
I feel it my duty to return the ordinance without 
my approval, that your honorable body may cor- 
rect the error. 

Very respectfully submitted, 

R. B. Mason, Mayor. 

Aid. Woodard moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the ordinance be re- 
ferred to the Clerk for engrossment. 



The motion prevailed. 

communication from the mayor. 
The Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion from His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, { 
Chicago, March 28, 1870. f 
Mr. President and gentlemen of the Common 
Council. 

Anticipating the early completion of the 
new Bridewell, and the necessity for making 
provision soon for whatever may be required for 
its economical management, I would recommend 
to your honorable body that measures be taken at 
an early day to ascertain what is necessary to be 
done in the way of providing better navigation to 
the new Bridewell, or providing material andr 
machinery for the profitable employment of the 
prisoners. Very respectfully, 

R. B. Mason, Mayor. 

Ala. Hahn moved that the commuDication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

The motion prevailed. 

DEPUTY CITY CLERK. 

By ucanimous consent, the City Clerk presented 
a communication announcing the appointment of 
John A. Moody as Deputy City Clerk, in accord- 
ance with the provisions of section 5 of chapter 6 of 
the amendments to the charter, approved March 9, 
1867, and asking that the appointment be con- 
firmed. 

Aid. Holden moved that the appointment ba con- 
firmed. 
The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Majority and minority reports of the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys of the West Division, on the 
resolution in relation to petitions for street im- 
provements, laid over ana published Feb. 28, 1870. 

Aid. Woodard moved to adopt the minority 
report. 

Aid. McGrath moved to adopt the majority re- 
port. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the majority and minority 
reports be referred to the Joint Committee on 
Streets and Alleys of the three Divisions. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Dixon, 
Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 
Dixen, Calkins— 2. 

Noes—Cox^ Somers, Hahn, Montgomery, Mc- 
Avoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, 



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Batterman, Uildreth, W. S. Powell, George Pow- 
ell, Holden, Wilce, Woodard, McCotter, Robinson, 
Campbell, Gill, Sbeil, McGratb, Tyler. Bengley, 
Carney, Hertins:, McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. Presi- 
de at— 30. 

The question then being on tbe motion of Aid. 
Woodard to adopt the minority report. 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the fallowing vote : 

A7/es—T>ixov>, Woodard, McCotter— 3. 

JVoes— Cox, Somerp, Donnellan, Hahn, Montgom- 
ery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, Heenan, 
Tracey, Hickey, Batterman. Hildreth. W. S. Powell, 
George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Robinson, Camp- 
bell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Bengley, Carney, 
Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. President— 30. 

The Question then being on the motion of Aid. 
McGrath to adopt the maiority report. Aid. Holden 
demanded tHe ayes and noes, and the majority re- 
port was adopted by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Robin- 
son, Campbell, Gill, Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Beng- 
ley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 31. 

iVoes— Woodard, McCotter— 2. 

RECONSIDERATION OF VOTE, 

Aid. W. S. roweii moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the report of the Committee on Finance 
on the claim of Thomas Lonergan was placed on 
file, and on this motion demanded the ayes and 
noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Calkins, McAvoy, Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, 
Hickey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Holden, Wilce, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, 
McGrath, Tyler, rsengiey, Carney, Herting, Kehoe, 
Mr. President- 27. 

iV7>es— Montgomery, Daggy, Batterman, Wood- 
ard, McCotter, McCauley— 6. 

Aid. Bengley moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order recommended by the Commit- 
tee. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the engrossment 
of the order be waived, and demanded the ayes 
and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes — Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon. Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Holden, Wilce, Woodard, Rob- 
inson, Campbell, Gill, Shell. McGrath, Tyler, 
Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, Kehoe, Mr. 
President— 30. 
jYoes— McCotter- 1. 

The question then being on the notion of Aid. 
Bengley to concur in the report ana pass the order. 
Aid. W. S. Powell demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the motion prevailed, and tbe report was con- 
curred in, and the order passed by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— Cos, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hildreth, W. S. PoweP, George 
Powell, Wilce, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, 
McGrath. Tyler, Bengley, Carney, Herting, Kehoe, 
Mr. President— 26. 

A^oes— Daggy, Holden, Woodard, McCotter, Mc- 
Cauley— 5. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the sum of twelve hundred and 
ninety-five dollars and eighty -two cents ($1,295.82) 
be paid to 'Ihomas Lonergan out of the City Treas- 
ury, in full for damages claimed by him for the de- 
molition of walls of buildings Nos. 27 and 29 Canal 
street, under orders of the Assistant Fire Marshal, 
Williams, on the morning of Nov. 10th, 1867, and 
that the City Comptroller be authorized to draw 
warrants on the City Treasury for the same. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Holden presentea a 
communication in relation to the bills for the en- 
tertainment of the California excursionists, which. 



on motion of Aid. Hahn, was ordered to be pub- 
lished and 
Placed on file. 

The following is the communication : 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago m Common Council assembled : 

At the regular Council meeting held Sept. 20, 
1869, upon the near approach to the city of the 
California Pioneers, Aid. Rafi"erty moved that the 
hospitalities of the city be extended to the excur- 
sionists from California, which motion was unani- 
mously agreed to. Aid. Raff'erty then moved that 
the Chair appoint a committee, to consist of three 
members from each division of the city, to carry 
into effect the foreg'oing resolution, which motion 
prevailed, and the Chair appointed as such com- 
mittee Aid. RafFerty, Holden, S. I. Russell, Wicker, 
Hahn, Cox, Mansur, Herting, ana Schintz. The 
Committee, in performing the duties assigned to 
them, contracted bills to the amount of $584, and 
in a communication to the Council, October 4, they 
so stated, and asked that the same be paid, whicb 
communication was referred by the Council to the 
Committee on Finance. The Finance Committee 
reported the same back, and recommended the pay- 
ment thereof, Nov. 15. The ayes and noes were 
called, and the vote resulted as follows : 

J.?/€s— Donnellan, Wicker, Hahn, Hildreth, 
Rafferty, Carpenter, and Holden. 

Noes— Cox, Dixon, McRoy, Calkins, Sheri- 
dan, Walsh, Keeley,Comi8key, Woodard, S. I. Rus- 
sell, B. F, Russell, Buehler, Beebe, Schintz, 
Shackford, Herting, Mansur, and Kehoe. 

At a regular meeting of this Council 
held Jan. 31, Aid. Cox offered a resolution calling 
the attention of the Council to the fact that the 
bills created for entertaining the California visitors 
were still unpaid, and providing for the immediate 
payment of the same, which resolution was referred 
to the Committee on Finance. Feb, 28, the Com- 
mittee, or a majority of them. Aid. McAvoy and 
Wilce, reported the resolution back, with some de- 
ducti©ns,and recommended Its passage as amended. 
It was then laid over and published, and March 21 it 
came before the Council for their final action 
thereon, and the result was as follows : Voting for 
the payment of the bill, were : 

^2/^^— Donnellan, Hahn, McAvoy, Hickey, Hil- 
dreth, Walsh, Gill— 7. 

A^oes —Dixon, Montgomery, Calkins, Daggy, 
Whitaker, Heenan, Tracey, Batterman, W. S, Pow- 
ell, George Powel), Wilce, Russell, Woodard, Mc- 
Cotter, Robinson, Campbell, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schimdt, Tyler, Berger, Bengley, Carney, 
HertinsT, McCauley, Kehoe, Devine, Mr. President 
—28. 

It has been stated that the Committee exceeded 
their authority in contracting the bills above 
alluded to, and which the .Council for 1869 
and 1870 have both refused to pay. As a member 
of that Committee I deny the charge, and assert 
that the authority conferred upon the Committee by 
the unanimous vote of the Council, was all-sufli- 
cient, and that the Committee so viewed it, and 
acted accordingly. They met the Californians and 
carried out the instructions of the Council as best 
they knew how. The Committee could not have 
done less without laying themselves liable to the 
censure of the Coancil, which they did not propese 
to do. The debt was created in good faith, and the 
city having refused to pay it, it was left for those 
who contracted it to do so. The Briggs House 
brought suit against the undersigned in the Supe- 
rior Court of this city for the sum of $449. which 
amount I paid on Saturday, the 26th, and the suit 
was withdrawn. I have also paid Wililam Nevins 
for music, $60. The bill for boat hire has been paid 
by others. Thus it will be seen that all the bills in- 
curred in extending the hospitalities of the city of 
Chicago to the California pioneers and excursion- 
ists, in September last, have been paid. 

Charles C. P. Holden. 

Chicago, March 28, 1870. 

Aid. McCauley moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the order in relation to leasing the street 
ends was passed, and on this motion demanded the 
ayes and noes. 



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The motion was lost by ike folio sving vote : 
Ai/es—Dixon^ Calkjus, Heenan, Tracey, Kobin- 
ron. Gill, McGrath, Tyler, and McCauley— 9. 

Noes— Cox, Somer:?, Donnellan, Hahn, Mentgom- 
>rv, McAvoy, Dagty, Whitaker, Batterman, Hil- 
(iretb, W. S. Powell, Geor?e Powell, Holden, Wilce, 
Woodard, McCotter, Campbell, Shell, Bengley, 
Carney, Herting, and Keboe— 22. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking up a communication from 
the Law Department. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk then presented the following commu- 
nlcaiion : 

To the Honorable the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

The undersigned hereby recommend the appoint- 
ment of Col. Thomas W. Grosvenor as Prosecuting 
Attorney of the Police Courts of the city, in con- 
formity with the provisions of an ordinance passed 
by your Honorable Body on the 2d ©f March, 1870. 

M. F. TULET, , 

Counsel to the Corporation. 

I. N. Stiles, 
City Atterney, 
Aid. Hahn moved that the nomination be con- 
firmed. 

Aid. McAvoy demanded the ayes and noes, and 
1 lie motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan. Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth,W.S. 
Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Woodard, 
McCotter, Kobinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Mr. President— S3. 

JVoes—'None. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Herting presented 
a resolution in relation to refunding the money 
paid on the special assessment for improving Lar- 
rabee street from Chicago avenue to Division 
street. 

Aid. Herting moved that the engrossment of the 
resolution be waived, and demanded the ayes and 
noes. 



The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins. McAvoy, D&sgy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman. Hildreth, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, Woodard, 
McCotter, Kobinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Mc- 
Grath, Tyler, Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCauley, 
Kehoe, Mr. President— 33. 
JVoes— None. 

Aid. Bengley moved that the resolution be 
adopted, and demanded the ayes and noos. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn, 
Montgomery, Calkins, McAvoy, Daggy, Whitaker, 
Heenan, Tracey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, 
W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Wilce, 
Woodard, McCotter, Kobinson, Campbell, Gill, 
Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Bengley, Carney, Herting, 
Kehoe, Mr. President— 32. 

JVoes— None. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the City Comptroller be, and is 
hereby, requested to refund all moneys which may 
have been received toward the special assessment 
for the improvement of Larrabee street, from Chi- 
cago avenue to Division street, as said assestment 
has been set aside for one year by the Board of Pub- 
lic Works, 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Calkins moved that the Council do now ad- 
jou<rn. 

Aid. McAvoy demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Cox, Somers, Donnellan, Dixon, Hahn. 
Calkins, McAvoy, Whitaker, Tracey, Batterman, 
Hildreth, Wilce, Robinson, Gill, Carney, Herting, 
Mr. President— 17. 

Noes -Montgomery, Daggy, Heenan, Hickey, 
W. S. Powell, George Powell, Holden, Woodard, 
McCotter, Campbell, Shell, McGrath, Bengley, 
McCauley— 14. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



I 




OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present— Aid. Cox, Somers, Dixon, H^hn, Mont- 
gomery, Calkin8, McA.voy, Dags:v, Whitaker, Tra- 
cey, Hickey, Batterman, Hildreth, W. S. Powell, 
George Fo well. Hold en, Wilce, Russell. Woodard, 
McCotter, Robinson, Campbell, Gill, Shell, Mc- 
Grath, Berger. Bengley, Carney, Herting, McCau- 
ley, Kehoe, Deviiie and Mr. President. 

Absent— Aid. Donnellan, Heenan, Walsh, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Tyler and Schmtz. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held March 38, 18*70, be approved without 
being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

VETO MESSAGE. 

The Clerk presented the following veto message 
from his Honor the Mavor. 

Mb. Pbksident and Gentlemen of the Com- 
mon CoTTNciL : I have had under consideration an 
order passed by your honorable body lor the pay- 
ment of $1,295.82 to Thomas Lonergan for damages 
Claimed by him for the demolition of walls of 
buildings Nos. 27 and 29 Canal street, under order 
of Assistant Fire Marshal Williams, on the morn- 
ing of Nov. 10, 1867, and herewith respectfully re- 
turn the same without my approval, for the follow- 
ing reasons : 

1. The strong presumption is that Fire Marshal 
Williams acted in good faith, and that he believed 
the walls were unsafe, so that it would be an act of 
imprudence on his part to have the men go inside 
of the building with the walls in the condition they 
were in. It is also highly probable that tHe front 
and rear walls, owing to the openings m them for 
doors and windows, were much more damaged than 
the solid side- walls : and from the opinion of the 
architect, which is entitled to most weight, it ap- 
pears that he did not see the walls before they were 
torn down, and could only have judged of them 
from the walls that were standing when he arrived 
on the ground. 

S. I have examined the evidence accompanying 
this order, and it is insufficient to convince me that 
this claim should be paid. It is true that the City 
Attorney gives his opinion that the city is liable, if 
the facts alleged are true ; but as the evidence is 
given without being under oath, I think it wou'd be 
best to have a judicial determination of the truth of 
the facts alleged. I think also that justice to Fire 



I Marshal Williams, a city officer, acting in good 
faith, would require that he should not be con- 
demned by ex parte statements made without oath. 

8. By referring to rule 44 in the rules and order 
of business of the Cemmon Council of the city of 
Chicdgo, it appears that every petition or proposi- 
tion requiring, directly or indirectly, an expendi- 
ture of money, shall, before it is voted upon by the 
Common Council, be referred to the City Comp- 
troller, who ishall, at the next regular meeting of the 
Cotnmon Council, report all tne facts within his 
knowledge concerning it, and whether there is 
money in the treasury to meet such expenditure. 
This requirement was not complied with by your 
honorable body, and while a non-compliance would 
not probably invalidate the action of the Council, 
yet as the rule is a good one, m my opinion. I 
deem it proper to call your attention to the fact 
that it has been violated in this order. I am ad- 
vised by the City Comptroller that there is no 
money in the treasury to meet such an expenditure. 
Very respectfully submitted. 

R. B. Mason, Mayor. 
Aid. Holden moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the order referred to in the above veto was 
passed 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Baggy moved that the veto of the Mayor 
and the order be laid on the table temporarily. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Clerk presented the following veto message 
from his Honor the Mayor : 

Mb. Pbb?ident and Gentlemen of the Com- 
mon Council: I herewith return, without my ap- 
proval, the order passed by your honorable body re- 
questing the City^Oumptrol ler to refunQ all moneys 
received upon the assessment for the improvement 
of Larrabee street, for the reason that I aoa advised 
by the Corporation Counsel that it is proper that 
an> ordinance or order to refund money s collected 
upon an assessment should contain a provision re- 
pealing the ordinance for, and annulling the assess 
ment upon, which the money was paid. 

I am also advised that the Board of Public Works 
will send into the Council, at its next meeting an 
orcJinance annulling this and other assessments, 
and directing the moneys collected to be re 
funded. The same ohject will thus be obtained as 
is sought to be ohtnined by the passage of this In- 
formal order. 

Very respectfully, 

R. B. Mason, Mayor. 



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Aid. Holden moved that the vote by which the 
resolution above referred to was adopted be recon- 
sidered. 

The motion prevailed. 

AH, Gill moved tbatthe resolution and the veto 
be laid on the table temporarily. 
The motion prevailed. 

COMMUNICATION FROM CITY CLBKK. 

The Clerk presented the followine: comraunica 
tlon. Which was accepted and placed on file : 

City Clbik's Office. ) 
Chicago, March 29, 1690. t 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of 
Chicaeo, in Common Council assembled— 

I respectfully report that I have this day referred 
the following petitions and communications : 

To the Committee on Finance. A report and or- 
dinance authorizing to the Issue of 175 Sewerage 
JUoan Bonds. 

To Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Dl- 
visl'^n. The petition of John V. Farwell and 
others asking the passage of an ordinance to clear 
the sidewalk on Wabash avenue. 

To Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. Remonstrance of S. W. Warren and 
others aealnst paving Center avenue from Madison 
street to Van Baren street. 

To Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 
Petition of Samuel Greyston for renewal of a 
lease. 

To Committee on Police. Petition of citizens 
t<^ have express wagons removed from the corner 
of Clark and Honroe streets. 

To Committee on Licenses. Petitions of L. 
Thalheimer, Chevallei Harris, John Connolly 
for free peddlers licenses, of Fred Huttendor, 
for saloon license, and of S. Hlrsch tor an Intelli- 
gence oflace license. 

To Committee on Public Lands. Communication 
firom M. McDermott in relation to the Court House. 

To the Board of Public Works. Petitions 
of citizens for sidewalk on each side of 
Laurel street, from B^an avenue to Douelas place: 
and north side of Douglas place, from Laurel street 
to Halsted street ; on east side of Seiah street, 
from Hobole street to Division street. ; on both 
sides of Rebecca street, from Reuben street to Wood 
street; on west side of Arnold street, from Twenty- 
seventh to Thirty-first streets ; for sewer on Hast- 
ings street : and for eas-pipe in Grove street ; also, 
the petition of C. W. Sheldon in relation to the 
blockading of Polk street crossing by cars of the 
Michigan Southern railroad. 

All of which 18 respectfully submitted. 

C. T. HoTCHKtes. 

City Clerk. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. H'>lden presented 
the following communication In relation to assess- 
ments on horse rallwav companies for street Im- 
provements, which, on his motion, was ordered to 
be 

Published and referred to the Committees on 
Streets and Alleys of the thr«e Dlvlt^ions with in- 
structions to confer with the Board of Public 
Worfes and Corporation Coutcil, relative to the 
«uv>j>^ct. and to report their action at the earliest 
possible day. 

The (ol'owlng is the communication : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago 

in Common Conncli assembled. 

Gbntlbmbh : The undersigned would most re- 
spectfully represent to your honorable body the 
great necessity for talking some action relative to 
those streets heretofore Improved and ordered im- 
proved, and which streets are occupied by hor»-e 
railroad cimp-inlee. The improvement of these 
streets has been ordered, from time to time, upon 
the supposition and understanding that these cor- 
porations were liable for their proportion of such 
improvement or improvements. Our own courts 
have so decided ; but these corporations have inva- 
riably refused to pav. Not content with a decision 
of our own courts, they had one of their non-resi- 
dent stockholders bring suit In the United States 
Circuit Court of the Northern District of Illinois. 
The decision of this court was adverse to the city. 



and denied the right of our municipal corporation 

In assessing the corporations for benefits which 
they derive In occupying our public streets, and to 
the eflFect that these hor^'e railroad companies were 
only liable to the repairs of so much of any street 
as they might occupy. The city appealed from this 
decl^lon to the Supreme Court of the United States, 
and by a recent report the decision of the Circuit 
Court of this district has been confirmed, and by 
this decision the property lying alone the 
streets occupied by these horse railroad an" 
which have been ordered improved here- 
tofore, will have to be reassessed for 
the amount; which has been decided by this recent 
deci ion, or else the general fund of the city will 
have to pay the same, either of which seems a wrong 
upon the taxpayers of our city. 

At my request the Board of Public Works have 
furnished me with a statement, showing In detail 
the amount heretofore assessed upon these cor- 
porations for street Improvements upon streets oc- 
cupied by them. The statement shows the number 
of warrant under which the assessment was made, 
the street, and the amount of such apsesement. It 
lb as follows : 

UNCOLLBCTED AMOUNTS ON HOB8B BAILBOAD 
COMPANIEb to APRIL 1, 1870. 



2 « 

21 

66 
370 
554 
628 
2 
4 
5 
723 
354 
68^ 
414 
1074 
69 
69 
674 

150 
68 
560 
655 
34S 
It 
659 



Street. 



N. Clark. 
N. Clark. 
N. Clark. 
Division. 
Clyb"'n av 
Chi. av.. 
Mirke av 
Halsted.. 
NHalsted 
W. Lake. 
W, Lake. 
W. Mad'D 
W Mad. St 
W.iviad.st 
W.VanB. 
W. 12th St 

Blue I. av 
Blue I. av 
Randolpo 
viadi'n st 
22d8t .. 
Ind. av.. 



From 



Chicago R 
Chicago av 
Division... 
^^. Clark.. 
Division... 
N. Clark.. 
Defplain's 

Lake 

Lake 

N. Halsted 
Reuben. . . 
Halsted. .. 
Robey st.. 
Center av 
Canal st. . . 
Balsted st 

Twelfth st 
Harrison..! 
Mich av.. 
State St.. . 
State St. .. 
16th st 



Archer av State st 



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Chicago av.. 

Division 

North av 

Clybourn av. 
North av.... 
V.B. Chi'goR 
Elston road.. 

Harrison 

W. Indiana. . . 
N. Reuben. . . 
Western av.. 

Center av 

Western av. . . 

Robey st 

Halsted st 

8B.5f e of e line 

of Beach St.. 

22d st 

Pweltth st... 
Rand st. B'ge 
S B. Chi. rlv'r 
Kankakee av. 

•22d st 

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to Chicago.. 



Amoun^ 



$9,332.69 
7,246.87 
7.071. 98 
5.274.50 
2,106.74 
4,965.70 
4,K67.6n 
7,965 88 
4.809.PO 
1.083 75 
9,306.93 
6,556.78 
6.7(i2 50 

13,263.85 
672.t4 

5«".49 
1,573 91 
5.375.50 
6,894 25 
6.943.18 
3.419.16 
9,731.88 



6,831.06 



By this statement. It clearly appears that these 
corporations have beat the city to the amount of 
$125,557.11, a large proportion of which Is for work 
already done, and of which the said corporations 
are enjoying the benefits at this time. As this 
decision appears to settle tne fact that the above 
assessments were wronefully or illegally made, the 
question now arlees.how Is this large enm of money 
to be raised? Shall it be by oth'»r assessments upon 
the property abutting the streeto, ana which have 
been heretofore assessed, or shall It come from tne 
general fund ? A portion o f this large amount is for 
improvements ordered the past year, and where the 
taxes have not yet been collected upon the other 
property. There probably Is 850,000 to $60,0r0 In 
this category, and It may be yet In the power of the 
city to withdraw the warrants in these cases, and 
then await some other way or mode of improving 
the streets. It has been suersrested, and I can see 
no good reason why the same may not be carried 
into effect, that the city assess tne property bene- 
fited, and Improve all but sixteen Jeet in width, 
where those horse railroads have a double track, 
and leave this portion for them to keep In repair, 
as they seem so anzioua to be in the lepairingbaBi- 



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155 



[18T0. 



nesB. Certain it is, something must be done to 
meet this emergency, and the sooner the better. 
As this matter concerns all of our taxpayers and 
citizens generally, I would ask that this communi- 
cation be referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alley!', of the three aivisiont* of our city, with in- 
structions to confer with the Board of Public Works 
and Corporation Counsel, relative to this all-im- 
portant subject, repomiiig back to this Council the 
result of such joint action at the earliest possible 
day. All of which is respectfully sut)njitted. 
(Signed) Charles C. F. Holden, 

Alderman Tenth Ward. 

Chicaa:o. April 4, 1870. 

REPORTS OP STANDING COMMITTEES. 

Aid. McAvoy, of the Committee on Finance, to 
whom had been referred the communication of 
Aid. Robinson in relation lo taking a census oi 
the city, submitted a report, stating that they did 
not deem ic advisable to take a census at this time, 
as " the ground would have to be gone over again 
m October for the taking of the school census," 
and recommending that the communication be 
placed on flie. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur In the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred the claim of Mrs. Ann McDonnell, for dam- 
ages caused to her hors